Freshwater pearls are small, irregularly shaped and multi-colored. These sea gems were once used to craft inexpensive embellishments. Today, they are cultivated as premium pearls with great sheen and roundness.
One of the biggest advantages of crafting jewelry with freshwater pearls is the variety available to the craftsmen, allowing for stunning and unique designs.
These are cultivated in fresh water bodies such as lakes and ponds. The bulk of pearl demand is fulfilled by China,the leading producer.
Their affordability makes them a popular choice with the young buyers.
Freshwater pearl necklaces come in an array of designs. Typically necklaces crafted from these pearls measure between 12 and 16 inches. These necklaces have an extra silver chain which is called the extension. The purpose of providing this extension is to accommodate extra pearls. A typical design consists of a combination of pearl colors. These necklaces complement any attire, especially when they are worn with matching bracelets and earrings.
Fresh water pearls generally range from 6mm to 10mm in size.
A saltwater pearl ring is generally more expensive than a freshwater pearl. But the advantage with freshwater rings is its diversity. There are tens and hundreds of designs to choose from.
Freshwater pearl rings are crafted with between one and three pearls set in silver. These rings are versatile and can be worn on any occasion.
Baroque drop dangles, semi-round pearl chandeliers, studs and hoops are some popular freshwater pearl earring designs. These are available in pink, lavender and other pleasant colors. A stud earring is generally crafted in white. Freshwater pearl earrings complement other adornments which are made from the same type of pearls.
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