The A-grade freshwater-cultured Keshi pearls on this strand feature an assortment of green, gold, pink, and gray colors that look great when combined with other stringing materials, such as metal or gemstone beads, in necklace and earring designs. The distinctive, flattened growth pattern characteristic of Keshi-style pearls adds texture to multi-color and mixed-material necklaces and bracelets—consider emphasizing this texture by pairing these pearls with smooth, round or potato-shaped pearls.
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.
A-grade pearls feature surfaces that show a few insignificant blemishes. Their luster is good, exhibiting some depth.
Each package contains one temporarily strung 15"–16" strand.