'Temple of the Snow Mountain'
A necklace in the most stunning Chinese 'Kasumi' pearls, 11-13mm in natural white, with bronze markings and a rainbow orient.
The pearls in this necklace are grown in a mussel which is a cross between the Japanese Hyriopsis Schlegelii and the Chinese Hyriopsis Cumingii,
A potted history - Amazing freshwater pearls were produced in Lake Kasumi-ga-Ura, in Japan, from the the 1980s to the present day,
however pollution and other factors have now almost killed off the pearl production in that lake, as it did in Lake Biwa in the 1980s.
The Chinese are culturing these pearls from the same mussel used in Lake Kasumi-ga-Ura, to produce these almost identical,
but slightly larger and more lustrous pearls.
Pearls from Lake Kasumi-ga-Ura, if you can find them, are commanding prices on a par with the top South Sea pearls.
Please be aware that the colours described above are the same as those on my monitor, however, your screen may show a slightly different colour.
Culross Creations jewellery is designed and made by me, as unique pieces. While I have a designer's desire to create the unusual, I also love making classic pieces as well. These classics, like a simple pearl strand, have been repeated for centuries. My mantra is to create beautiful handmade and bespoke jewellery at affordable prices, using the best natural gemstone materials available, coupled with precious metals. I sometimes use special Artisan glass beads. I have a pret-a-porter collection listed and I also undertake bespoke work for customers at their request, to be listed when complete. Wherever possible, on request, I will alter the ready-to-wear items to fit. Vintage items (original and lovingly repaired) are not my designs; however, I do use genuine, uncirculated vintage components to create unique modern jewellery.