Posted on June 29, 2014 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments
Inspired by classic Georgian design, this Onyx and Pearl Radiance Ring features reclaimed gold and four small pearls. Whether you believe pearls are drops of heaven or simply elegant accents, this ring is bound to make a glamorous statement.
This Vine and Pearl Gold Ring captures the innocence traditionally associated with pearls. A beautiful ring for an engagement or a formal affair.
For example, Lord Vishnu of the Hindu tradition wears a pearl on his chest. In the Book of Mathew in the Christian tradition, Jesus refers to heaven as a "pearl of great price" while in Revelation, John of Patmos writes that the twelve gates of the New Jerusalem are made with pearl, hence the "pearly gates." In the Qur'an, those who dwell in paradise will be draped in pearls.
Margerita of Savoy, queen of Italy (1878 - 1900) was famed for her collection of natural pearl jewelry.
Pearls have remained significant on a secular level, as well. From Russia to Italy, royal women adorned themselves with pearl necklaces and bracelets over the centuries. The same has been true of U.S. "royalty:" Venezuelan president Romulo Betancourt famously gifted Jackie Kennedy with a Margarita pearl necklace (the yellowish Margarita pearls are quite rare and highly valuable).
Pearls are incredibly versatile and seem to complement just about anything. This Green with Envy Pearl Ring combines dazzling glamour with organic beauty inspired by nature.
Because naturally occurring pearls are rare and therefore forbiddingly pricey, pearl farms (where pearl mollusks are raised for their pearls) now supply nearly all of the real pearls in the jewelry industry.
Although pearl farming makes pearls more accessible, pearl jewelry still offers a touch of refined elegance and class. Whether they’re used in traditional settings or in more eclectic designs, these softly glowing stones can make the wearer feel like royalty—or at least a well-dressed society lady.
Feel regal in this Royal Ruby and Amethyst Twig Ring with bezel set pearls, amethysts, and ruby.
Photos: Barbara Michelle Jacobs, Wikipedia, istock/Valentyn Volkov