Celebrate the history and culture of the U.S. Chesapeake Bay. The waters surrounding the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland have provided superior oysters for hundreds of years. From early oyster harvesting of the tidal waters surrounding our shoreline to sophisticated aquaculture farming, we celebrate the uniqueness of our Chesapeake Bay heritage with this hand crafted "Oyster" jewelry made of sterling silver. The oyster shell shape was created by a process called "splash casting" of molten silver into water which yields organic shapes as unique as the shell of an actual oyster. Each piece of jewelry is accented by a pearl which has been cultured inside of a living mollusk raised in its natural environment.
OY01 Oyster Necklace on 18" chain. $150
Delicate necklace, sterling silver "oyster" with white or black cultured pearl accent. (Chain style and pearl size may vary from image)
OY04 Oyster bangle bracelet, white or black pearls. $350
Four sterling silver "oysters" circle this bangle-styled bracelet and four geniune cultured pearls from Asia are to be found within these oyster shells. Made to order. If you desire a size smaller or larger than average, please let us know in an email following your order or by phone. (Pearl size and shape may vary from image as each is unique.)
OY03 Oyster Ring, white or black pearl, adjustable size. $225
Styled in sterling silver with our unique splash cast "oyster" shell, this ring band is adjustable to accomodate a wide range of sizes. Accented with a genuine cultured pearl from Asia. (Pearl size and shape may vary from image as each pearl is unique.) I will contact you for your ring size after you order.
Sterling silver "oysters" accented with genuine cultured pearls from Asia. Available in both hook and post styles of pierced earrings. For a clip-on variation, please contact us: 888-787-1951. (Pearl size may vary from image.)
If you are interested in learning a bit about this unique gemstone, I invite you to view a powerpoint presentation I put together, called Pearl: The Gem of Queens. It includes some lovely old photos as well as information on the comparison between natural, cultured, and imitation pearls.