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Mabe Pearls

Mabe pearls set in fine and sterling silver. Hand made by Holly Gonnella
Mabe pearls set in fine and sterling silver. Handmade by Holly Gonnella

Blue iridescent mabe pearls set in sterling and fine silver.

Last year I was visiting a friend when she suddenly produced a pair of huge Mabe pearls from her jewelry box and seemed to think I was skilled enough to set them for her.

Well, these were the nicest pearls I had ever seen; gigantic and gorgeous. They were decades old, a gift from her friends horde of huge pearls.

I’ve got to tell you, I was scared to set them. But, the pearls did deserve to finally see the light of day and adorn my dear friend.

They turned out fantastic, she wears them all the time – being so perfectly suited to her color and style.

Finally, I did find a source for some really nice Mabe pearls and am offering them in my Etsy shop, Fluxology.

Mabe Pearls set in sterling with gallery wire by Holly Gonnella

Mabe pearls are flat on the back because they are cut from the side of the oyster shell. After they are removed, the back is inlayed with mother of pearl. I put a window on the back so that this does not get covered up.

Mabe pearls set in fine and sterling silver. Hand made by Holly Gonnella

The fancy bezel wire is called Gallery Wire….always looking for any excuse to use this stuff.

 

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