Celtic Pearl Necklace
A pewter openwork pentagon knot with a central cultured freshwater pearl. On 18″ tin-plated or surgical steel curb chain.
The Celts used knotwork to decorate many of their artifacts.
To them, the intricate patterns woven into spirals and knots symbolise the continuity of life.
Cultured pearls can be divided into salt-water and freshwater varieties, and account for over 95% of world production.
Freshwater pearls are grown in mussels when a nucleus of shaped mantle from another mollusc is placed inside.
A mussel can grow between 10 and 20 pearls!
Traditional metaphysical properties for the June birthstone pearl are modesty, chastity and purity.
The pearl is also used to enhance personal integrity.
Diameter: 30mm Chain length: 18 inch (45cm)
Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box.
Lifetime guarantee by the manufacturer in Cornwall, UK. Information included with your piece.
Pewter is a malleable metal made of tin, copper and antimony. It melts at around 260 degrees Celsius and can be cast into vulcanised rubber moulds which only deteriorate slowly over many casts.
St.Justin's casts their jewellery and gifts using this method and then painstakingly go through a fettling process to remove any surplus material and casting lines. Each piece is polished and any findings or gemstones are fitted before packing. The whole operation is very labour intensive requiring skills that take many years to perfect.
Pewter is a high quality, durable and affordable alternative to silver.