Created from beautiful, original vintage 1930’s Art Deco Souvenir silver plate shell spoon, I personally handcrafted it into a necklace adorned with a black pearl and dusk pink glass beads and Hematite beads. They featured black pearl, hematite and dusk pink glass mini beads swing independently from the spoon. The silver plate chain is all handmade and is 44cm long and the Pendant has a drop of 4.5cm.
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Black pearls have a mysterious aura surrounding them. Some say black pearls are a symbol of hope for wounded hearts, others say they carry healing powers, while others believe black pearls protect the wearer from negative energy.
Black Pearl Myths and Legends
There are many myths and legends surrounding pearls. Here are some of the most common black pearl myths and legends:
- Polynesian legend 1: Oro, the god of peace and fertility, visited the earth on a rainbow and gave a black pearl to Princess Bora Bora. The pearl was a symbol of his love, and even now some believe that when you buy black pearl jewelry for someone, it represents eternal love.
- Polynesian legend 2: According to legend, the moon bathes the ocean with light to attract oysters. If the oysters come to the surface, the moon bestows heavenly dew upon them. Over time, the dewdrop is polished, and a black pearl is born.
- Chinese legend: A natural black pearl is a symbol of infinite wisdom. According to this Chinese legend, pearls were formed in the heads of dragons, which they perceived as wise, and the dragons carried the pearls between their teeth until their death.
- Ceylon legend: Adam and Eve shed tears which created a lake of pearls. The white pearls were formed by the tears of Eve, while the black pearls came from Adam’s tears. Since men cry less than women, that explained why black pearls were so rare compared to white pearls.
These are made from vintage silverware & some signs of a previous life may be visible.