This giant baroque pearl from Tahiti was just so damned cool there was no way it wasn’t coming home with me. Because if its unique shape and overall spectacular coolness, I had to create something custom for it and only it, as it wouldn’t fit in any of my more “normal” sorts of pearl cup mountings, nor would a simple bail do it any sort of justice. Not surprisingly, I decided to go with a snake, as a means of feeding my several years’ long snake obsession, and because they are cool, but also because snakes are very forgiving motifsâ€”you can drape and position them whichever way you please. Perfect for this blobular pearly awesomeness.
This baroque Tahitian drop measures an insane 17.5mm x 12.7mm. I really love this pearl; it has a gorgeous lustre and an incredible silvery oatmeal color. I have a particular affinity towards the lighter toned pearlsâ€”silvers and golden colorsâ€”over the more classic black Tahitians, and this one just kills me. The snake & chain are 18K gold.
This guy is for sale, by the way. Send me an email or check my Etsy shop for details. Thanks!!
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