Color: natural, untreated ivory blush color. Sizes as large as aaloka's are rather rare. Most freshwater pearls in this size range are baroque in shape. Aaloka's shape is more regular with just a slight hint of a circle marking. 39mm or about 1 1/2 in overall length.I grade my pearls using an a-aaa grading scale, where aaa is the best quality available. Aaa grade pearls will have a surface that is at least 95% free of any defects dimples, chip, "burn marks", or any unsightly thing. Freshwater pearls generally range in size from about 3.0-7.0mm. Sizes above 8mm are less abundant and tend to be more expensive than the smaller sizes. Factors that impact pearl prices are: type of pearl, size, shape, surface quality or skin type, color, luster, and overtones/orient. Natural untreated pearl colors range from whitish, through pink, apricot to peach. Some unusual and rare golden, purple, and blue gray colors are occasionally available.
Bright white pearls are always bleached. Other lighter colors may be bleached to even out their tone. Aaloka's color has not been bleached. She is just as the mother oyster made her. Other colors are permanently dyed.
Rose de france is the lavender/lilac color of amethyst and is prized for its lovely color. The value of amethyst almost entirely depends on its color. Gemstone: rose de france amethyst. Birthstone month: amethyst is the birthstone for the month of february.
Zodiac: amethyst is associated with the zodiac sign of pisces. Chemical make-up: amethyst is made a macrocrystalline variety of the crystal quartz. The only plating i normally use with any regularity is rhodium over. 925 sterling silver or 14kt white gold.
Vermeil is pronounced "vehr-may, " and is solid. 925 sterling silver which is plated with at least 10kt gold to a thickness of at lease 2.5 microns. 24kt over sterling silver offers a beautiful rich color while being very strong. The 3 micron thickness offers a durable surface. The chain shown in the photograph is not included with the pendant.
I do not make chains, but i can get one in a short time. They are available in several styles and price ranges. The prices referenced on the courtesy listing may not be current.
I will get you a current quote when you indicate your interest. I order them for my customers as a courtesy convenience only.
I can also get a rubber or leather cord; or silk or other ribbon hanger for you, if you like. These are very trendy right now, and are very inexpensive. Sometimes i have silk or other ribbons (no clasp) that i could include for you at no extra cost. Just let me know what you need. The generous bail will allow you to wear this pendant in many different ways.
On a silk, organza, or satin ribbon. On a necklace made of seed pearls, or very small gemstones. Dress her up or dress her down - your choice. Aaloka will go from home to work to a night out seamlessly.One of a kind (ooak), rare, and gorgeous. This item is made of pearl. The style is high fashion and modern.