ISKANDAR necklace, Alexander pendant on white freshwater 7 mm pearls. Hand-knotted with silk thread on toggle clasp, silver plated zamak.

  • Length 46 cm.
  • Front Toggle Clasp
  • White Freshwater Pearls
  • Medallion Diametre 4 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.