Salaginto Pearl Earrings


The "salaginto" are friendly beetles that Filipino children like to play with. In the provinces, children tie a string to the salaginto and walk around with them before eventually setting them free. These oddly shaped treasures from the Philippine sea are called baroque pearls, but I like to call them "ugly pearls." An eccentric alternative to perfectly round pearls, I created this minimalist design to highlight the beautiful aberrations that nature has imprinted on each ugly pearl.

This item is crafted by hand in the Philippines using freshwater pearls. Please note that each ugly pearl is unique and that each "flaw" is as intended by Mother Nature. Slight differences in size and colors may occur in the process making. Please handle with care.

Available in three sizes.