By: Julie L. Cleveland
My birthstone is both the pearl and the alexandrite. For this particular post, I am celebrating the pearls that have been used in these handmade pieces of jewelry. The artists used natural pearls to create amazing pieces of heirloom quality jewelry. Pearls are both contemporary and traditional. The use of pearls in jewelry promotes wisdom and mystical properties.
Pearls are said to provide the wearer with power, money, luck and protection. They solidify love and engagement. The Chinese believed that when dragons fought, pearls simply fell from heaven. Tears from the gods.
I don’t know about the dragon tears thing, but they are lovely anyway. In all their loveliness, it is still the irritation of the oyster that delivers these beautiful offerings into our hands.
Here are some of the lovely pearl jewelry from the JCUIN guild on Artfire.
Big White Chunky Pearl Dangle Earrings Sterling Silver Wires Handmade
"Milky Way" - Shell Pearl and Sterling Silver Earrings
Wedding Earrings White Stick Pearl Cluster Cascade Drops Sterling
Shell Pink Crystal Pearl Wire Wrap Stud Earrings Gold Filled Handmade
White and Mauve Freshwater Pearl Dangle Earrings
Serifinite Pendant with Pearl Accent Set in Sterling Silver psrff1763
Necklace Potato Pearl and Turquoise Lime Crystal and Pearl Pendant
Large Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings, Accessories, 14k Rose Gold Filled,
Real Pearl wire on a sterling silver Heart
Ruby Crystal White Freshwater Pearl Earrings Sterling Silver Handmade
White Coin Pearl Swarovski Handmade Earrings Wedding Bride Jewelry
Cultured Fresh Water Pearls Dangle Earrings
Julie and Blu