Blue Star Mixed Pearl Tin Cup Necklace
Marine inspired necklace with a tricolor blend of freshwater pearls and turquoise carved howlite starfish. Freshwater pearls placed in assorted colors, combined with turquoise starfish create this dainty, floating bead Tin Cup style necklace. Knotted in genuine pale aqua silk four turquoise dyed howlite* starfish ride in the front of this necklace. An even number of starfish create the rounder neckline with less chance of a “V” shaping in the front facing section of this necklace. Sets of accent beads in pale green lumen, deep aqua and hematite silver rotate in their placement all the way around from end to end. The almost round freshwater pearls in the assorted colors of golden peach, silver green and minty green make a nice statement with the turquoise starfish stagger their placement across the front of this necklace. A gunmetal lobster claw style claps connects the necklace in back. Pale aqua Griffin silk was used in the knotting process of this necklace, for its versatility, beauty and its exquisite drape. Length: 19 1/8th “ Starfish: dyed howlite, 15mm Pearls: mixed colors 6-7mm in creamy peach gold, silver green, and pale minty green Have you seen the corresponding earrings to this necklace? See them here: Tin cup necklaces get their name from a Kevin Kostner movie named Tin Cup where the necklace style was showcased on the star Rene Russo. Similar to an illusion necklace which uses a filament suspension giving the appearance that pearls are floating on the neck, tin cup is a suspended bead style that uses a visible silk, with beads knotted in place along the strand. The silk thread is usually in pale skin or neutral tones, but they are just as beautiful in any color especially black. Tin Cup beaded necklaces are also referred to as floating bead necklaces. ★About howlite: Howlite is one of those gemstones of versatility in that it’s often used to mimic other stones, namely Turquoise. It is much more cost effective than genuine turquoise and looks virtually identical other than some telltale inclusions (though not always visible). Many turquoise purchases turn out to be howlite, and if you don’t mind knowing that it really isn’t turquoise, but a dyed version of another stone instead, you are good to go! The reason howlite is so readily chosen is partially because genuine turquoise is a very expensive gemstone, howlite price points can denote an item’s sellability in the market place and sometimes it’s just that the artist does not know the difference. Howlite accepts a coloring agent easily and it is abundant and an inexpensive gemstone to work with, and can be found in just about every color shade. Price will always denote your gemstone composition. wiresNpliers