CW WIRE JEWELRY
Mabe Pearl Sterling Silver Ring
Exquisite oval shaped luminous iridescent Mabe Pearl hand sculpted in the finest Jeweler's Argentium Sterling Silver custom designed setting.
Measures 3/4" in length x 5/8" in width
Lightweight and comfortable when worn with casual or formal attire
Will Custom Make or Size To Fit Upon Request At No Additional Charge
Sizes 5-15 Half Sizes Included
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Setting: Argentium Sterling Silver: See Details Below
A mabe pearl is a composite pearl which means that the pearl is made from several parts.
To create a cultured pearl a small piece of shell is inserted into the muscle of a mollusk. The mollusk detects this piece of intrusive shell and begans to create nacre to surround the pearl and protect itself from this foreign object.
When the seed is placed directly into the muscle of the mollusk, a round pearl is formed. When the seed is placed too close to the shell of the mollusk, the pearl that is formed is attached to the shell. This one sided pearl is cut from the shell, packed with pulverized pearl, and glued to a mother of pearl backing. This is how a mabe pearl is made. So a mabe pearl is really a pearl.
Another type of mabe pearl is a mabe shell pearl. These are made by cutting a small curved section from the outer part of a nautilus sea shell. The section of curved shell is packed with pulverized pearl and then glued to a mother of pearl backing. Technically it is a mabe pearl but should be called a mabe shell pearl.
Where does the term "mabe", as in mabe pearl,come from?
Although the term "Mabe" seems unknown of origin, it refers to the half-pearl which is cultured from the side of the oyster, rather than the body of the oyster. This produces a half-round pearl sometimes 1" in length, which is suitable for rings and any flat-backed application. They were first made in China, 500 A.D. More here:
All designs are original, with no two alike, each one is slightly different from the others For those who desire one of a kind wearable work of art!!
About My Jewelry
This is sculpted Jewelry made by hand in my home, created strand by strand using only the finest metals, such as; 14Kt Gold-Filled also called Rolled Gold, non-tarnishing Argentium Sterling Silver, Semi-Precious and precious stones, finely carved cameos, agates and semi-precious stones. Each piece has been built using strands of gold-filled or silver wire and sculpted into a singular work of art. There's no soldering, no gluing, and no welding. Each piece is uniquely designed for that one-of-a-kind look, durability and satisfaction and put together in my home to accentuate your character and style. No Mass Produced Machine-Made Manufactured Jewelry only beautiful pieces you won't find anywhere else... or see on anyone else but you. This piece will last a Lifetime to be passed down for many Generations!!!
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Complimentary Gift Box
Care of Sterling Silver Jewelry
Care for it as you would any other jewelry as it is quite durable.
Use a soft bristle toothbrush, mild dish detergent and warm water, rinse and dry with a soft cloth
CW Wire Jewelry Metals
Fine silver is .999% pure silver
.925 Sterling Silver: This is the most popular metal for jewelry makers due to it's durability. Sterling is comprised of 92.5% pure sliver and 7.25% copper.
Argentium Sterling Silver: Comprised of .925 silver and 7.25% germanium. It has the same properties as Sterling, except that it doesn't tarnish as easily, and requires less maintenance.
SPECIAL NOTE*** Some people who were unable to wear traditional sterling silver jewelry because of skin reactions find that they are able to wear Argentium@ Sterling Silver without any problems.
14 Kt Rolled gold wire (gold filled)------This metal was used extensively in the 1800's and is very strong and durable. It is not "gold plate."
Gold filled wire is available in 10k, 12k, and 14k, being the best quality and most durable. Meets Federal Quality Standards
Gold filled jewelry is sometimes referred to as "Rolled Gold". It is made by heat and pressure bonding solid 14Kt Gold to a alloy core.
The value of gold-filled is greater than gold-plated because gold-filled has an actual layer of karat gold.
This gold metal composition is what enables one to create the swirls, bends and curls used in the special designs. Gold filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer layer is solid gold.
Everything you can see and touch is solid gold. Wears so well, it is considered a lifetime piece of jewelry and is often passed from generation to generation.
Economical with the rich look of gold at a fraction of the cost.
Remember this is NOT gold plate and can be handed down from generation to generation and is considered a lifetime piece of jewelry.
What Is Wire Sculpture
Jewelry crafted from wire is said have first appeared in ancient Egypt. Wire-sculpted jewelry, however, is a new and innovative technique of working with wire to form jewelry. It is much more than wire wrapping---it is an art-form in itself. Using finest quality jeweler's wire! Because of the very nature of the craft, no two pieces are ever exactly alike, therefore, when you purchase one of these designs, you will be wearing your own unique piece of Wearable Art.
Artistic Wire Sculptures
Cameo and Gemstone Jewelry custom wire sculpted heirlooms. Exclusive one of a kind Designer Jewelry using the finest sterling silver; non-tarnish Argentium and 14K gold-filled or Rolled Gold wire at wholesale prices you can afford. All designs are original, each one slightly different from the others with no two ever exactly alike. Each piece is individually handcrafted into wearable art that will be with you for many generations!