As an absolute symbol of innocence, pearls are June’s birthstone and alternate gemstone to June’s sign Cancer (Crab), along with agate and moonstone. The Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy that the goddess Venus shook from her eyes as she was born from the sea. They also believed that wearing pearls would promote harmony in a marriage and prevent newlyweds from shedding tears. An Arab legend tells pearls were formed when oysters were lured from the depths of the ocean by the beautiful moon and then swallowed moonlit dewdrops. The Ancient Chinese thought that these gems originated from the brains of dragons.Loyalty, faithfulness, friendship personal integrity enhancement are properties associated with pearls wearing. It is said they are suitable and benefic for every zodiac sign if worn on Monday. Moreover, according to a reputable gemologist author the idea of pearly purity is inseparably linked with the name Margaret, derived from the Persian Murwari (pearl, or child of light) through the Greek μαργαρίτης, so the eeuropean names and diminutives: in Italian, Margherita and Rita; in French, Marguerite, Margot; in German, Margarethe, Gretchen and Grethel; and in English, Margaret, Marjorie, Madge, Maggie, Peggy, etc.
The bracelet is handmade by myself; each pearl bead was wrapped in gold-filled wire. The sliding knot finished with small gold-filled tube allows the bracelet length adjustment.
The bracelet arrives in a sand color satin pouch made by myself. A certificate of authenticity and care instructions are included.
Adjustable between 14.5 cm to maximum opening of 23 cm
White cultured rice pearls,14k/20 gold-filled wire, black matte water-resistant cord of 0.75 mm thickness.
Please note that the gold-filled wire and findings I use are made in the USA, they contain 5% 14k gold which ensures a significant longer durability (up to 30 years) even in comparison with the heavy plated items and they are nickel free (non-allergenic).