School of Minnows Pearl Scrimshaw Earrings-Hannah Blount Jewelry
School of Minnows Pearl Scrimshaw Earrings-Hannah Blount Jewelry
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School of Minnows Pearl Scrimshaw Earrings

Limited edition, hand-scribed pearl earrings feature a school of minnows swimming up against a mighty current. Warm, 14k gold accents offset the chromatic orient of the pearls and the stark India ink that brings the minnows to life.

Hand-scribed pearl earrings with India ink. Approximately 10.5x11mm. Available in 14k gold.

$780.00

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About The Gemstone

Freshwater baroque pearls are beloved for their gloriously irregular, non-spherical shapes and varying orient (the shimmering iridescence that appears to coat each pearl) and luster. Like all pearls, freshwater baroque pearls are formed when an irritant becomes trapped in a mollusk. The mollusk secretes a fluid, called nacre, which coats the irritant layer upon layer until a pearl is formed.
MOHs Hardness: 2.5
Origins: Freshwater farms across Asia
CareKeep freshwater baroque pearls away from chemicals. Contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc., can discolor or ruin the texture of pearls. To clean, use warm water with mild soap. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
Strands of pearls should not be washed.  They should be wiped down with a soft clean cloth before storing.  Wetting the silk can cause stretching. Strands of pearls should not be washed. They should be wiped down with a soft clean cloth before storing. Wetting the silk can cause stretching.
Birthstone: June
Anniversary: 30th

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The Story of Scrimshaw

Like the art of tattooing, the Scrimshaw collection modernizes the traditional beauty of hand-etched adornments. Utilizing one-of-a-kind gemstones and hand-carved seashells with fine, mixed metals and India ink, this collection revisits and reimagines the bygone art of scrimshaw in one-of-a-kind pieces. Scrimshanders of yore created their hand-etched pieces to pass the time at night aboard their ships—often working with the current and movement of the vessel to create their designs. The longing that inspired sailors, as each night of their voyage passed, evolved into beautiful art that captured the romance of their yearning. Whether they channeled their heart’s desire or took respite from their unknown futures, scrimshaw work has always been deeply personal to Hannah, yet incredibly accessible to all familiar with nostalgia’s spell. The Scrimshaw collection is a contemporary take on a beloved artform, featuring hand-scribed gestures, anatomical studies, and oceanic creatures. Combining the sentimentality of each HBJ piece with the endless inspiration the ocean provides HBJ, each Scrimshaw piece serves as a symbol of protection, resistance, and nostalgia. Shop the full Scrimshaw Collection

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