Why Freshwater Pearls

Why do we love freshwater pearls? We love them because they are beautiful and affordable. They are within reach to even our most budget-conscious clients and they come in a vast variety of shapes, colors and styles.

Why Freshwater Pearls?
Unusual colors are characteristics of freshwater pearls. They come in shapes which are interesting and they are affordable enough to be quite accessible to most. They are fashionable choices and beloved by many women all over the world. They come in exciting hues, including feminine and refined lavender, and they are also available in darker tones, such as chocolate brown.

The best freshwater pearls are a lot like Akoyas which are cultivated in saltwater lakes and pools, via aquaculture. Saltwater and freshwater pearls differ in terms of certain variables, such as complexion quality, roundness, luster intensity and size. Cultured freshwater pearls are generally more prized than saltwater pearls.

As with their saltwater counterparts, farmers and technicians that are carefully trained ensure that freshwater pearls are cultivated. Pearls which are wild and totally natural are extremely rare and they cost a lot. Since they are so costly, they aren't sensible choices for usage in jewelry designs of the modern type. They may be fine choices for royalty who don't need to consider the price of the fine jewelry that they buy.
Pearls are formed in the mantles of living mollusks which are shelled. A substance known as nacre, which is iridescent, forms in layers within the mollusk shell. Sometimes, calcium carbonate forms instead, in a crystalline manner. Most mollusks may produce pearls. However, only a few produce pearls of the type of quality which is appropriate for usage in jewelry designs.

A couple of mollusk types produce pearls. One is happiest in the freshwater while the other is most happy out in the sea. The freshwater mollusks are produced via a farming process which is quite similar to saltwater pearl farming. However, it's easier to farm in freshwater, so people may do it well without the same intensive training that they'd need to do saltwater pearl farming.

Pearl production takes years. It's a labor of love. However, mollusks may be implanted over and over again.

At this stage, the majority of freshwater lakes in Japan are quite polluted, to the extent that freshwater mollusks can't stay healthy and alive. For this reason, production of freshwater pearls now takes place in China, in the Shanghai region.

These pearls come in so many pretty colors and they may be fashioned into a wide array of jewelry designs, from rings to bracelets to pendants to strands of pearls to earrings. Since they are affordable, they allow women to feel beautiful without spending a fortune and this is definitely a great thing!

We encourage you to check out our stunning freshwater pearl jewelry today. You will love it!


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