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Cotton pearl jewelry

Cotton pearls are made from tightly woven, compressed cotton, coated with a light pearl lacquer. Yes, that is the same cotton synonymous with the deep South. Cotton pearls made their debut in the 1920's when bling was big. Real pearls were too heavy and costly for the much desired long stranded pearl necklaces that became the roaring rage. These beauties hit the scene and became quite popular. Many of the vintage cotton pearls from this era were made in Japan but the real cotton fields are right here in the southern United States. Donning a pair of these cotton pearls not only shows off a fun pair of Art Deco earrings, but takes you back to the past in "them ole' cotton fields back home." 

Brenda Branson