A simple yet classic addition to your jewellery box, these 14mm stud earrings features Cotton Pearls set in sterling silver.
* The jewellery box is for display purposes only
Pearl Type:Cotton Pearl
Pearl Shape: Perfect Round
Pearl Colour: White with silver hue
Pearl Size: 14 mm
Cotton pearls are made in Japan. “Cotton Pearl” is made by compressed cotton with pearl coating instead of urea resin or glass, so the weight of the beads is much lighter than the usual pearls.
The cotton pearl used to be quite popular during the art deco period. The story goes, women wanted to wear many layers of pearls, but genuine pearls would've weighed too heavy. So the cotton pearl was created to provide a lighter more organic alternative. It disappeared from the market for decades until recent years as a material.
Since the pearls are made with cotton, they are not waterproof.