Medusa Mother of Pearl Scrimshaw Cameo Earrings-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Medusa Mother of Pearl Scrimshaw Cameo Earrings-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Medusa Mother of Pearl Scrimshaw Cameo Earrings-Hannah Blount Jewelry
Medusa Mother of Pearl Scrimshaw Cameo Earrings-Hannah Blount Jewelry
One of a Kind

Medusa Mother of Pearl Scrimshaw Cameo Earrings

Iridescent drops shimmer under slithering snakes in these handmade, one-of-a-kind mother-of-pearl earrings. Golden Cameo Ladies sit pretty on ophidian-adorned drops: the combination of female silhouettes and snakes evokes the classic myth Medusa.

Mother of pearl Scrimshaw earrings. Available in 18k gold with India ink. Approximately 10x21mm. 

$1,450.00

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About the gemstone

Mother of pearl is a nacre cut from the shell of the pinctada maxima pearl oyster—like all pearls, pinctada maxima 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. Before the use of plastics one, of the main uses for mother of pearl was buttons: nowadays, this iridescent nacre is beloved for its use in fine jewelry in a variety of shades from inky silver to translucent white.
MOHs Hardness: 3.5
Origins: Australia south sea
Care: Keep mother of pearl jewelry away from chemicals: contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc., can discolor or ruin the texture of pearls. To clean your mother of pearl jewelry, use warm water with mild soap. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.

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The Story of Cameo

The hand-carved, formidable female faces of the Cameo collection aim to empower women with meditative and eerie adornments. Each Lady is a love letter to art nouveau and a symbol of the soft power, strength, femininity, and perseverance found in all who identify as a woman. These contemporary Cameos are often paired with repurposed diamonds, baroque pearls, naturalistic gemstones, bright silver, and 18k gold. Eerie yet elegant, tranquil, and enlightened: the Cameo collection offers talisman of empowerment and connection to herstories yet to be written. Shop the full Cameo Collection

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