Baroque Pearl Necklace by Majorica - Many people don't know that Majorica (or Mallorca) pearls are man-made synthetics. Founded in Majorica, Spain in 1890, their pearl manufacturing process involves dipping round glass beads in hemage or "essence d' orient" a trade-secret mix of oil, ground fish scales and/or mother of pearl. Their creations are very life-like: determining a synthetic is all in looking for the absence of inclusions or natural blemishes that all cultured or wild pearls…

Baroque Pearl Necklace by Majorica - Many people don't know that Majorica (or Mallorca) pearls are man-made synthetics. Founded in Majorica, Spain in 1890, their pearl manufacturing process involves dipping round glass beads in hemage or "essence d' orient" a trade-secret mix of oil, ground fish scales and/or mother of pearl. Their creations are very life-like: determining a synthetic is all in looking for the absence of inclusions or natural blemishes that all cultured or wild pearls…

Asymetric pearl bridal necklace. Modern wedding jewelry. Ivory bridal pearl necklace. Unique wedding jewellery. Y-style pearl necklace. £36.95, via Etsy.

Asymetric pearl bridal necklace. Modern wedding jewelry. Ivory bridal pearl necklace. Unique wedding jewellery. Y-style pearl necklace. £36.95, via Etsy.

A gem-set enameled gold Navratna Bracelet Northern India, second half of 19th Century and later.   ♥

A gem-set enameled gold Navratna Bracelet Northern India, second half of 19th Century and later. ♥

Diamond and pearl earrings. "I did take a pair of earrings from the royal store, but they were probably the smallest ones in the collection." -The Selection

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