Pearls which are the ocean's natural gems, sea shells, polished stones, and gold from sunken pirate ships all tied together with strands of rope or stringy water plants she has found near the shore. A mermaid's jewelry is made of items she finds at her disposal.
The mermaid's image is seductively enticing. With her long flowing hair and her innocent attitude she is captivating indeed. There is something irresistibly fascinating about this creature who lives deep beneath the sea.
Elusive and enchanting, mermaid tales haunt the hearts of young children and lonely fishermen. Many a sea faring vessel's crew has watched in hopes of spotting the elusive mermaid.
The mermaid's heart though is never to be held captive. Although she is able to breathe on land it is the ocean that owns her heart. She is a mystical creature of the deep. Half human - Half fish.
Enchanting and alluring the mermaid calls out to bring sailors her direction. The mystical magic of a mermaid siren haunts many the heart of a sea going voyageur. Many having spent months at sea their loneliness leaves them always hoping to see her there.
Stories are told of her ability to charm. Her image is romantic and enticing. Tales of the alluring mermaid bring these creatures to life. Eternally elusive she exists only to live in our dreams and our heart.
Natural Elements of Ocean Life
It is natural elements often found in or near the ocean that are used in delicate braided or scrolled jewelry pieces designed to represent her under sea world.
Images of dolphins, starfish, seahorses, flowers, pearls, coral, and shells are reminiscent of the ocean and a popular theme for the elusive mermaid.
Anchors, netting, seaweeds, and rope all images that can accent a mermaid's necklace, bracelet, ring, or earring jewelry set.
Like all primitive creatures they could use the horn, shell, and bone of long dead animals for weaponry or decoration.
From pirates sunken ships these sea creatures would harvest items for personal use, decoration, and play. Golden coins and nuggets could be used not for trade but to beautify.
Jewelry As Wild and Beautiful as the Sea Itself
Pearls are a Natural Gem Stone of the Sea
This is a gem often worn by brides on their wedding day. A jewel from the sea it has been harvested since ancient times. Symbolic of virtue, purity, and integrity it is a gem prized for its natural beauty.
There are many types of pearls and quantity, quality, shape, and size are all factors which can affect the price of a pearl.
Salt water pearls are grown in salt water such as an ocean, sea, or lagoon while fresh water pearls are grown in lakes, rivers, or ponds.
Natural pearls are created solely by the mussel or oyster in which the stone is contained while cultured pearls are created by "seeding" to encourage the growth of the pearl.
Difference Between Natural and Cultured Pearls
Tahitian Black Pearl
The beautiful black pearl from the Tahitian lagoons remains one of the most prized gems harvested by man. A pearl of legend this natural gem stone is still only able to be grown in sea water by a specific oyster.
Black pearls have traditionally been a rare treasure of the deep and a highly prized possession of those who were able to acquire one. Jewelry made of them is as distinctive a gift as one can give.
Although new pearl harvesting methods have made black pearls a little less rare than in years past they are still a highly prized jewel and a romantic gift to present to someone special.
Cultured Tahitian Pearl Farm Seeding and Harvesting
Puka Shells a Common Jewel Harvested from the Sea
A Pirate's Treasure Chest Might be Hidden Beneath the Tides
Ah but a mermaid's world must be a magical place. She would know what lies buried at the bottom of the sea.
Tales persist today of buried treasure boxes which lie in wait for us to unearth them. Passenger ships and pirate vessels sunk at sea call out to have their treasure boxes found and retrieved to the surface.
Famous pirates such as Captain Kidd, Jean Lafitte, and the famous Blackbeard have led rise to images of treasure chests overflowing with gold and precious gems, sunken treasure, and buried treasure.
To the delight of virtually everyone there are books, movies, ancient maps, and secret whispers among treasure seekers and children which still keep the mystical images of overflowing treasure chests fresh in our mind.
It is Amazing the Treasure That Still Lie Beneath the Sea
The Aquamarine and Blue Sapphire Gems the Color of the Sea
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