SIWA necklace, 7 mm pearls white freshwater hand-knotted with silk thread. Baroque pearl ending on an Arabesque pendant, pendant silver plated zamak.
- Length 45 cm.
- Medallion 6.5 X 5 cm.
- Hook clasp with extendable chain
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.