Pearls are one of the most gorgeous natural resources of China, the world's largest producer of the shellfish treasure, and these beauties are delivered to you straight from the source. These pendant earrings, from Feerique of Beijing, are crafted from local Chinese pearls placed on a beautiful 18k gold pendant setting.
Founded in 2012 in Beijing's 798 Art District, Feerique is dedicated to glamour and feminine beauty. Taking advantage of the rich natural and cultural resources of China, the source of more than half of the worlds natural pearls, Feerique creates beautifully inspired pieces from the finest local salt- and sweetwater pearls.
Feerique is a modern-day jewelry-brand, but within those margins leaves room for dreams to be lived and pieces that tell a story. Every piece is inspired by a different moment, person, or environment, resulting in wearable and original designs that catch the eye. All pieces are hand-crafted and are momentarily sold in over 3 countries in Europe, the United States and Asia.
Antique yet up-to-the-minute, familiar yet unrecognizable, outwardly urban but quintessentially rural, conservative yet path-breaking, space-age but old-fashioned, China is a land of mesmerizing and eye-opening contradictions. While the hustle bustle of the world's largest country is quickly moving it towards being the worlds largest economy, local crafters and artisans are using thousands of years of culture, tradition and natural resources to make beautiful, intricate wares that you will never find coming out of a factory. Do yourself a favor and discover the greatness that is local China.
Shopping local is more than a trend — it is the future of a sustainable economy. Studies show that when you purchase products from small local businesses, 68% of the profits go back into that business' local economy, creating more jobs, opportunity and growth. However, when you purchase items from a larger company, only 43% of the profits go back into the community — the rest is wasted on the bloat accrued by such a large entity and, ultimately, into the pockets of shareholders. Where would you rather put your dollars?