Pearl, cultured freshwater (bleached), white / mauve / peach, 7-8mm flat-sided potato, D grade, Mohs hardness 2-1/2 to 4. Sold per 47-inch continuous knotted strand.
Item Number: K10-3427SK
Since pearls are a natural material, color and size will vary. Pearls will vary in color from cream to mauve to peach in a variety of hues.
Pearls are one of the earliest gemstones found by prehistoric man, most likely along the coastline of India. They've been used for personal adornment and coveted by peoples throughout the globe for thousands of years. Ancient myths tell of pearls being formed when oysters opened their shells, rose to the water's surface and were seeded by the early morning rays of sunlight and drops of dew.
So many varieties, so many design possibilities! From classic knotted strands to long, colorful layers of Expression Jewelry™ , cultured freshwater pearl designs run the gamut. Contrast multiple strands of pink pearls with black onyx or, for a more subtle emphasis, mix natural, warm-toned pearls with carnelian beads. White and cream-colored pearls are radiant against the soft pastels of amethyst, aquamarine and peach moonstone. Pearls pop next to gold beads and blend with silver beads. For those special occasions, mix pearls with cubic zirconia components.