Unknown, Mid European
Natural pearls and rose-cut diamonds
30 x 25 mm
Natural (or ‘orient’) pearls, formed without human intervention, are rare. When a parasite enters the shell of a mollusc, the irritated mollusc covers the intruder with nacre, mother of pearl; which is the same material it uses to line its shell. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl.
‘Natural pearl’ is a registered Cibjo term for pearls that are not cultivated. The beauty and value of this natural product are defined by shape, size, lustre and surface quality. This hazelnut brooch comes with a certificate.