The white freshwater cultured pearls on this strand offer an eye-catching diamond shape and slightly textured surface that add a nontraditional element to custom necklace and bracelet designs. String them on their own to make a simple necklace, or separate the pearls and combine them with metal and gemstone beads to create a more complex design—they also look great as drops for earrings.
Freshwater cultured pearls are cultivated in fresh water from mussels, often the triangle shell mussel (Hyriopsis cumingii), that are specially selected for their prolific production of nacre. It is not unusual for a single mussel to produce multiple pearls simultaneously. According to one legend, the pearl was formed from the tears of the goddess of love. For many, pearls are a symbol of pure heart and mind, honesty and integrity.
Each package includes one temporarily strung approx. 16" strand.