Stunning Necklace of 9mm White Freshwater Cultured Pearls
Fine white freshwater cultured pearls make up this necklace.
Cultured freshwater pearls are a favorite of mine. Why? Because they are almost 100% nacre (the pearly substance that makes up a pearl). To get these beauties started, a skilled person implants only a very tiny piece of mantle tissue into the muscle of a freshwater mussel. Up to 50 of these tissues can be implanted into one mussel. The volume of pearls that can be grown in one mussel is a factor that makes freshwater cultured pearls such a value product.
In contrast, saltwater pearls contain a shell bead which is coated with nacre. These are gorgeous too...don't get me wrong, but with white freshwater pearls there is absolutely no chance of the nacre peeling off to expose a shell bead.....because there is none, nothing but pure lustrous nacre and a tiny mantle tissue piece deep inside of the pearl.
Wow....maybe that's more information than you even wanted to know, but since pearl information is my biggest interest I love passing on these facts.
Pearl growers are culturing more and more round freshwater pearls. The round shape is the most desired shape in pearls, although most of my youthful friends actually prefer irregular baroque shapes.
These white cultured pearls in my necklaces are very fine, as you can see by the photos--great luster, round shape, good matching, only minor imperfects on the surface.
I can also make matching bracelets and longer necklaces...just send me a note and I'll make them up for you.
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