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Elevate your jewelry collection with our extensive range of styles. High quality Freshwater Pearls are the perfect finishing touch to any elegant look.

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The Pearl Source Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Freshwater Pearl Set

From Pearl Farm To Perfection – How Culturing Pearls Takes Place

Unlike saltwater pearls (such as South Sea Pearls or Tahitian Pearls) which grow in saltwater oysters, Freshwater cultured pearls originate from the nacre of freshwater mussels on freshwater pearl farms.

A Gift From Nature Renowned For Its Size

Producing a harvest of up to 50 pearls at a time, these organic hosts create pearls up to 10 times larger than their saltwater pearl counterparts.

Cultivated to catch the light, both freshwater, and saltwater pearls are typically recognized for their beauty, serene luster, and versatile size.

Which Country Do Freshwater Pearls Originate From?

Primarily one of the most common types of high-quality pearls found on the market today for their size and prices, most cultured freshwater pearls come from the mantle tissue of a freshwater mussel in China’s freshwater lakes and ponds.

Freshwater Pearl colors

These quality, yet affordable pearls are particularly adored for how they come in a variety of colors and sizes, which also makes them perfect for adding some personality and shine to your attire.

When it comes to choosing a color, you can’t go wrong with round freshwater pearls in high luster whites, creams, and pale yellows, to more playful peach, pink and wild purple hues.

Compared to other types and varieties of pearls, dyed black pearls look particularly striking against white and pastel colors, while coupling them with navy tones exudes a more subtle, clean elegance.

Unique Pearl Shapes

An amazing conversation piece without the expensive price tag, these fascinating treasures are characterized by their color, range of unique shapes, and surface quality.

While round pearls and drop-shape pearls remain the popular jewelry classics, add a stylish twist with earrings crafted from our off round shape, semi-baroque, button-shaped, oval, or even rice-shaped favorites – to give some examples.

How Pearl Girls Wear Their Freshwater Pearl Jewelry

If you’re wondering how you might be able to wear pearls as part of your everyday wardrobe, you’ll be pleased to know they look as stylish in the day worn to work, as they do for more casual occasions.

From family BBQs to days out shopping, a beautiful Freshwater Pearl necklace or Freshwater Pearl bracelet is a subtle nod to the appreciation you have for the value, class, and timelessness of jewelry.

Not to mention, the timeless appeal and excellent luster of a complete Pearl package (or even Freshwater Pearl earrings worn alone!) make an ideal embellishment for any type of formal wear or evening look.

Why Choose Freshwater Pearls Over Other Kinds?

As graceful as they are durable, the perfect size Freshwater Pearl pendant or earrings make a superb, lower-cost gift idea for the pearl girls, friends, or style-conscious woman in your life.

Compared to natural pearls, these carefully created pieces come attractively priced and are available in a range of different sizes, interesting colors, and beautiful styles.

Experts in Freshwater and Saltwater Pearls

Our team is an expert in the field and a valuable source of knowledge and information for anyone looking to learn about and purchase pearls via our website (perhaps for the first time!). We would be delighted to help you find a considered treat for yourself or a meaningful gift for someone you love.

We understand that for many people the search for the perfect pearl item can be overwhelming. This is why we recommend checking out our online educational guides.

Whatever your budget, this means you can read some interesting facts about the different categories and types of pearls, their formation, how they compare, their sizes and colors, before making your decision.