These large cultured freshwater pearl earrings are stunning! Backed on 925 sterling silver stud fittings, these large fresh water pearls have a South Sea look and feel! Measuring over 11mm in diameter and with a lovely lustre.
Freshwater pearls are best known for their large variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Grown in warmer fresh water as opposed to saltwater, freshwater pearls have a medium to high lustre.
What are Freshwater cultured pearls?
Freshwater pearls are an organic gem which come from freshwater mussels living in rivers or lakes. They are produced in Japan on a limited scale, but are more widely farmed in China. The most desireable shape and colour is round and white preferably without blemishes. Lustre and size are also amongst the most important factors in determining value. Most fresh water pearls are slightly round button shaped.