There are pearl earrings then there are these pearl earrings, delicately cupped by a gold oyster shell. Designer Janet Mavec uses the East Coast oyster, Ostreidae, as model because of a tear-drop shape. The ripples of the shell, too, are attractive, shaped by waves and the motion of water. It’s beautifully sculpted sea-creature jewelry for your ears. Or, if you like, pearl earrings with loads of flair.
These pearl and oyster shell earrings shimmer from your lobes like uncovered treasure.
No need to dress up with these eye catchers fastened. If you're that woman with enviable long tresses, we suggest a top knot to give these beauts center stage. Perhaps a schmear of scarlet on the kissers?
Honestly, these earrings are so dear to us that we’d wear them in our sailor striped pajamas if we weren’t scared of their fragility.
These oysters are modeled after New York’s Fishers Island, you can find them here Fishers Island Oysters, firm briny mollusks prized by chefs (Janet's favorite too!). While we like the idea of you wearing them, you should go taste them, too. You can find restaurants here.
Legend has it that Casanova gulped 50 oysters for breakfast daily. Scientists have now proven that the old wives’ tale is true. Two proteins in the mollusk do increase libido.
The oyster was a favorite of the 17th century Dutch canvas by genre painters to symbolize morality. Smithsonian Magazine notes that “About 85 percent of the world’s oyster reef populations have vanished since the late 1800s.