The Holiday Season is upon us and *New Releases* are now available to celebrate the gifting season. Each jewelry item is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and tells a unique story. Read below for a behind the scenes peak at some of the latest additions to the collection.
The holidays celebrate light and bringing warmth indoors during the coldest, darkest part of the year. Pearls are the perfect gem to capture the light of the season. There is something absolutely bewitching about the way a pearl reflects light, creating waves of rippled color across a surface and emanating an aura of beauty.
*New* Coin Pearl items in the Original Eve Collection are the wonderful embodiment of warmth and holiday light.
*New* Pearl Coin Jewelry
Freshwater pearls are cultivated in freshwater lakes and ponds. They come in the widest range of sizes, shapes, and naturally occurring colors including white, cream, yellow, pink, and a range of pastels.
Coin pearls are formed by using a flat nucleus (the shape of a coin) as a starter element around which a pearl will take shape. A great alternative to the more expected "Betty Rubble" spherical pearls that are formed around a circular bead, a coin pearl creates a flattened surface that acts like a beautiful painting of luster and radiance.
Freshwater Pearls are prevalent on the market today, largely as a result of increased growing in China. With a culturing time of 18 months to 5 years, a single mollusk can produce up to 40 pearls in a single harvest. Each mollusk can produce a harvest 2-3 times in a lifetime.
Despite the abundance of freshwater pearls, the highest quality pearls with sharp luster and evocative colors are still quite rare and require a keen eye to find amidst the noise on the market.
The pearl coin additions to the Original Eve Collection are made in 18k Yellow Gold with a matte satin finish in order to amplify and complement the lustrous glow of the pearls.
The freshwater baroque pearls in the Beauty Mark Pearl Coin Trapeze Earrings have a sharp luster that allows the gazer to see his or her own reflection when looking at the pearl. By using the Trapeze component, the earrings capture light and gracefully move with the wearer.
The pearls have a completely unique form featuring naturally occurring "beauty marks". The pearls dangle from a natural outcropping in the pearl's silhouette.
With pink and green overtones and a metallic finish, the coin pearl in this new Pearl Coin necklace gleams with a beautiful array of hues and tones. The pearl has baroque edge and completely unique form. The pearl comes to a point at the top where a white, rounded pearl sits naturally embedded in the coin pearl, almost like an homage to more traditionally collected pearls.
The Keshi Pearl Azores Earring are one-of-a-kind. Featuring petal-shaped freshwater pearls with a beautiful blush, the earrings are a modern take on the classic pearl stud found in so many jewelry wardrobes. The keshi pearls have rippled edges, offset by the organic form of the Azores stud from which they are suspended.
The name ‘keshi’, meaning poppy seed in Japanese, refers to the way in which the pearls form as a by-product of the culturing process. Occasionally a mollusk will reject the bead nucleus during the culturing process. If left uncorrected by the pearl farmer, the mollusk will continue to produce a pearl without a bead nucleus, forming a keshi pearl. I love their unpredictability! They are the wild child of the pearl family! And these beautifully matched keshi's are a rare find.
When it comes to Original Eve's jewelry designs, there is always more than meets the eye. If you have questions about any of the designs, crafting processes, gemstones, or materials used in the items you see in any of our jewelry, please feel free to reach out: email@example.com