Humphrey Necklace Twister Tahitian Pearl
9 mm white freshwater pearl + 11-12 mm Tahitian pearl
The goal that Humphrey set for this jewelry line in collaboration with Norbert Muerrle was to find a stainless steel material that is elastic. After more than a year of development work, we now have a 2 mm thick fabric that consists of many individual stainless steel threads in different alloys and thicknesses. The stainless steel threads are twisted and processed into one another. Only the correct arrangement delivers the desired properties.
Now we have a piece of jewelry that adapts to the wearer to a certain extent in size. It is also pleasant that these necklaces do not have a clasp. Just stretch it up, put it around your neck and it fits.
The design with the different balls may be somewhat reminiscent of the “retro style”. What is certain is that these pieces are simply beautiful.
Humphrey's Tahitian Pearls:
The black-lipped oyster Pinctada Margaritafera produces the black Tahitian pearls in the islands of French Polynesia. The oyster is quite large, sometimes reaching 30 centimeters in diameter. Therefore the pearls are often large. What makes them unique is their natural, dark colors. They can take on gray, silver or charcoal-like shades.
Humphrey's Freshwater Pearls:
Although the traditional origin of pearls is oysters, which live in salt water, molluscs that live in freshwater lakes and rivers can also produce pearls. Freshwater pearls are sturdy and resist chipping, wear and tear and show less signs of wear.
Freshwater pearls differ from other cultured pearls in that they are not cored. Instead, a small incision is made in the tissue into which a piece of tissue from another oyster is inserted. The mussels are cared for between 2 and 6 years. The finished beads are made of solid mother of pearl.
In recent years, the Chinese have been able to raise the art of freshwater pearl cultivation to such a level that the top qualities can hardly be distinguished from their saltwater counterparts.
The HUMPHREY jewelry wearer has the certainty of owning a special piece of jewelry.
Dangers for the pearls
Due to their chemical composition, pearls are sensitive to chemical and physical influences (e.g. they should be removed for showering and washing hair).
They consist predominantly of calcium carbonate and the organic horny substance conchyn. Pearls are sensitive to excessive heat, dryness and moisture.
There are special cleansing baths for this that are mild. If possible, pearls should not be cleaned using ultrasound. You can easily clean the pearls yourself from time to time. Place the pearl in a bath of lukewarm water mixed with a splash of gentle dishwashing liquid and a little alcohol and brush gently. Then rinse the pearl with clean water and dry the pearl with a soft cloth. Every two to three years you can carefully rub the pearl with lanolin.
A piece of pearl jewelry brings joy for many days and a lifetime!
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