Freshwater Pearl

Freshwater Pearl and Crystal Pavé Bracelet
Freshwater Pearl and Crystal Pavé Bracelet

Freshwater Pearl

Freshwater pearls are formed in lakes, rivers, ponds and other freshwater bodies mainly in China. Up to 40 pearls can be grown at once in one mussel. For a long time there was much emphasis on producing large quantities. Today science has improved the farming techniques resulting in higher quality freshwater pearls. It takes 3 to 7 years for the pearls to grow and their size ranges from 3 – 13 millimetres (average size is 6mm). Freshwater pearls come in a variety of pastel shades including white, pink, peach, lavender, grey, yellow and cream..

Origins

China and surrounding areas

Freshwater pearl jewelry map

 

 

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