SHAYMA Pearl necklace, 7 mm white freshwater pearls. Hand-knotted with silk thread. On one side a fusion of swirls radiating outwards from a central star motif, silver plated zamak.
- Length 96 cm.
- Medallion diameter 5 cm.
Pearls were used cosmetically by the ancient Egyptians and by the Chinese, who credited the pearl with aphrodisiac virtues. The formation of a pearl is the result of the mollusk’s self-defense mechanism, reacting to a foreign body; example: a grain of sand that managed to penetrate its flesh.
Zamak is an alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper with a 12 microns silver layer. The advantages of Zamak include hypoallergenic properties as well as a nickel and lead free metal. Therefore, it causes neither allergies nor rashes.