Galatea Hand-Carved Tahitian "Soccer Ball" Pearl Pendant Celebrates the World Cup

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Known for its hand-carved pearl jewelry, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist offers "Soccer Ball," a hand-carved Tahitian Pearl pendant.

Galatea's "Soccer Ball" Hand-Carved Tahitian Pearl Pendant

"These over-sized and lustrous carved pearl pendants are just the thing for the man who wants something 'just a little bit different.'"

A pearl pendant, hand-carved into the shape of a soccer ball, is one of Galatea: Jewelry by Artist's most popular offerings from the King Pearl Carved Pearl Collection. Designed for the soccer lover in all of us, these over-sized and lustrous carved pearl pendants are just the thing for someone who wants something, "just a little bit different."

The pearl is offered in two sizes: 14mm and 11mm and in three different necklace styles. A 14mm Tahitian Soccer Ball Pearl pendant with an 18" black leather cord has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail of $490; with an 18" Sterling silver snake Chain, the MSRP is $740. An 11mm Tahitian Soccer Ball Pearl on an 18" Sterling silver box chain is $190; an 11mm white freshwater Soccer Ball Pearl has a retail of $120.

Galatea, based in San Dimas, California, is known for its carved pearls and carved pearl jewelry. Galatea's creative force and owner, Chi Huynh, has been carving pearls since 1994. His unique carving styles are multi-dimensional and not easily duplicated. Highly polished and finished using proprietary methods developed over many years of trial and error, each pearl is carved and finished by hand. The pearl is not treated in any way with enamels or any coloring agents.

A painter, poet and humanitarian, Huynh founded Galatea in 1994. He learned the jewelry trade by apprenticing for his father, one of Vietnam’s most respected jewelers. Today, Galatea manufactures both in the U.S. and Vietnam and sells to approximately 1500 retail jewelers throughout the United States. The company also has distribution in both Europe and Asia. For additional information about Galatea, the King Pearl Collection or Galatea Carved Pearls, please visit the website at Please contact Barbara Moss by email at b(dot)moss(at)galateausa(dot)com for interviews with Chi Huynh or for additional high-resolution images.

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