OPERETTA Necklace, pearls & citrine chain, gold-plated Toggle clasp.
- Length 44 cm
ONE-OF-A KIND NECKLACE. DESIGNED AND HANDMADE IN CANADA. THIS UNIQUE PIECE IS HAND-STITCHED WITH GENUINE PEARLS & CITRINE BEADS.
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. From light yellow to golden brown, the citrine is yellowish variety of transparent quartz. Because natural citrine is quite rare, it is often obtained by heating the amethyst.