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Freshwater Cultured Pearls - About

Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater cultured pearls come primarily from the U.S., Japan, and China, and are known for their extraordinary variety in pearl colorpearl shape, and pearl size. We cover how to buy freshwater pearls in great detail in our Pearl Buying Guide.


Also, please see our special blog post on Freshwater Pearls and What to Look For When Shopping




Unlike other types of cultured pearls, Freshwater pearls are cultivated in mussels that live in freshwater rivers and ponds. They are produced in far greater quantities than other cultured pearl types, and so they are significantly less expensive. Their accessibility - combined with natural beauty - has made them highly popular around the world. Sizes of Freshwater pearls range from 2 to 10 millimeters; color range is equally broad, encompassing white, champagne, brown, blue, purple, pink, orange, and others.  


Perfectly round Freshwater pearls are very rare; however, their nearly unlimited variety of other shapes establishes them as prime candidates for use in creating striking designs. While these pearls are (in general) neither as rare nor as valuable as Akoya cultured pearls and the larger Tahitian Black PearlsSouth Sea Pearls, and Golden Pearls, their accessibility lends them a value all their own. Freshwater pearls offer beauty without a significant investment.


Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

Pink Freshwater Pearl Pendant Enhancers


Pink Freshwater Pearl Earrings


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