Alexandra Vali began her career as a ceramic artist. Through her work with clay she learned a feel for the perfect shape and how to balance her design and contrast texture. Her contemporary Pearl Pod Earrings, which are 1.50" x 0.40" x 0.50", are handmade from Oxidized or Sandblasted Sterling Silver and are available with a White or Black Freshwater Pearl. The surface of the unique earrings is protected with Rhodium to improve tarnish and scratch resistance. From Alexandra Vali: "I have always been intrigued and mesmerized by pearls. As a jeweler, I set my goal on preserving the pure beauty of the pearl. The idea of a protective cover started in the form of a shell, but during the creative process it elongated, turning into a natural pearl pod. These earrings have soft organic lines, which makes them ever so elegant and feminine."