Freshwater pearls are pearls that come from freshwater mussels, as opposed to salt water oysters. The finest freshwater pearls come from China, though they are also produced in Japan and the United States.
Freshwater pearls are harvested from mussels. In fact, one mussel can produce over 4 dozen freshwater pearls. Freshwater pearls are typically not round, though there are some that can be fairly round and in very rare occasions freshwater pearls can be perfectly round.
Because freshwater pearls come in many colors, they are considered by many women to be the ultimate fashion accessory. You can get freshwater pearls in light colors and brilliant colors including pinks, reds, greens, purple, white and silver.
In China, freshwater pearls have been perfected. The characteristics of the water and the placement of the irritants in the mussel, among other factors, determine the color of the pearls and that is why there can be many brilliant colors to choose from.
When buying freshwater pearls, like salt water pearls, you should find the style and color that you like and purchase them from a reputable jeweler. Typically it is best to buy pearl jewelry, including freshwater pearls, from a jeweler that concentrates in pearl jewelry.
We often add new and exciting pieces to our collection of freshwater pearls jewelry and that is why you should visit our website often. Freshwater pearls look wonderful with casual outfits and dressy outfits alike.
You should care for your freshwater pearls in order to make sure they look great for years to come. Cleaning and storing your pearls properly is important and we offer helpful information on the cleaning and care of pearls.
Freshwater pearls often look wonderful when they are multi-colored stands or strands mixed with silver, white gold or yellow gold. The colors and hues of freshwater pearls make them truly wonderful. We invite you to view our selection of freshwater pearls.