Rice Pearls, Cubic Zirconium Necklace

I have beaded these blueish white fresh water rice pearls interspersed with deep blue cubic zirconium faceted rectangular drops to make a unique necklace.  It is double stranded with the inner strand (18 1/2”) nestled inside the outer strand (19 1/2”).  It is finished with a 18k gold vermeil clasp.

Pearls are the iridescent substance that forms the lining of the shells of some fresh-water and some salt-water mollusks. It is a secretion made by the layering the animal's mantle. This makes it light reacting which gives the pearl its sheen.  The pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity.

It is the birthstone for June.