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2-Piece Mother-Daughter White Freshwater Cultured Pearl Drop Necklace Gift Set


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  • Lengths 14" and 18"
  • Carved rings are naturally occurring imperfections that result from the pearl rotating inside the mollusk as it is growing. They define the unique beauty of each pearl and may vary in size, number and depth per pearl.
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Share the elegant design of a classic pearl pendant with the 2-Piece Mother-Daughter White Pearl Drop Necklace Gift Set. With an 18-inch cable chain and matching 14-inch chain for just her size, this set is a wonderful gift idea from mother to daughter or daughter to mother. Placed at the bottom of each chain is a white freshwater cultured pearl showcasing a medium luster and good-to-very good uniformity. A timeless jewelry piece that is a wonderful match against other freshwater pearl accessories.

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Freshwater Cultured Pearls

These pearls are gathered from freshwater lake and river mollusks. Most Freshwater pearls come from China and they can be mostly round to off-round, or rice-shaped to baroque. They look similar to Akoya pearls, but are the perfect gift when on a budget. They might be slightly less symmetrical, smaller, or not as easily matched, but these minor differences provide a major value for the price.

Cultivation

Pearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters and mussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a soft coating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round, naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritant and delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months of intensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwater pearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.

Color

Mollusks produce pearls in a variety of colors, accommodating most personal preferences and budgets. The general color of a pearl is also known as the body color. Pearls typically range from white, cream, and yellow to pink, silver, or black. An overtone of secondary color is sometimes seen. For instance, a pearl may appear to be white, but upon closer inspection a rosy hue is detected. The body color would then be termed white-rosé. Color variation does not affect the quality of the pearl, though it should be noted that color matching is important when choosing pearls for some necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. In fashion jewelry, pearls can sometimes be dyed to achieve the desired color, which should be mentioned in the product description or specifications.

Lustre

The appealing, deep shine of a pearl is often what defines its beauty. This shine is produced by multiple layers of semi-opaque calcium carbonate crystals, called nacre. The nacre reflects light on the surface of the pearl, producing brilliance and sheen. Lustre is an integral feature in determining the quality of a pearl. Large pearls have a thicker nacre and, therefore, a higher lustre. When comparing a small Freshwater pearl to a large South Sea pearl, the difference is clearly visible to the untrained eye and should be considered when purchasing pearls.

Shape

While pearls come in many different shapes, the rarest and highest-quality are round. Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea oysters tend to produce the roundest pearls, while those of Freshwater mollusks can be oval to slightly off-round. When considering a pearl purchase, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, look for consistency in the shapes of the pearls. Many of the less symmetrical shapes are used in stylish jewelry which can be quite beautiful: the drop pearl's shape lends well to earrings, and the baroque pearl features irregular shapes that work well as necklace accents. In addition, a half sphere pearl called a "mabe" is often used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Size

An oyster's particular type and size has a direct effect on how large the pearl it produces will be, and pearls do come in a wide range of sizes. Round pearls are measured according to their diameter, while baroque pearls are measured by their length and width. A pearl's size does not necessarily affect its quality, but it does affect its price. Large, round pearls are rare and their lustre is usually high--this beautiful combination of traits is often reflected in the cost of such pearls.

Average pearl sizes (in diameter):

Akoya: 6-8mm

Freshwater: 5-6.5mm

South Sea: 11-13mm

Tahitian: 11-12mm

Keshi: 4-10mm

Surface Markings

Often when an oyster creates a pearl, the nacre does not develop smoothly. The surface of a pearl is judged by how many marks are visible in the nacre. These imperfections can be small and unnoticeable or quite large and distinct. Like diamonds, pearls are rarely flawless. However, high lustre or the way pearls are strung and set can help conceal surface markings.

Care

Proper care of pearls is not difficult if you remember that they are organic and produced by a living thing. Pearls are soft and delicate, but when cared for with common sense, they will maintain their lustre for centuries. The pearls should not come in contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, chlorinated water, or other harsh chemicals. To keep them clean, let them be the last item put on when dressing, and the first item taken off at the end of an evening. The best way to maintain their lustre is to wear the pearls often, and wipe them down with a soft cloth afterward--pearls absorb the oils from skin, which helps keep them moist. Pearls should be stored in a cloth pouch or jewelry bag, separated from other jewelry to prevent nicks or chipping. Periodically, pearl strands should be restrung since the silk thread used to tie the pearls together breaks down over time.

  • ASIN: B005SGEDEA
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: LT5509-V
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,902 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Metal stamp 925 Sterling
    Metal Sterling silver
    Material Pearl
    Chain Cable
    Clasp Spring ring
    Total metal weight 3.62 Grams
    Model number LT5509-V
    Pearl Information
    Surface markings and blemishes very-lightly-blemished
    Shape Potato
    Uniformity good-to-very-good
    Luster medium-luster
    Minimum color White
    Size per pearl 8.0-8.5mm
    Stringing Method unknotted-on-wire
    Pearl type Freshwater cultured
    Packaging Information
    Package Oversized Medium box

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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By desilou freebush on November 18, 2011
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    Just received the 2-Piece Mother-Daughter White Freshwater Pearl Drop Necklace Gift Set and am relieved I got these necklaces during Amazon's "Lightning Deals" under the Today's Deals tab, rather than paying full price. There were no reviews on this item to consider when I made my purchase during the time limited sale. Here's the PROS/CONS on this necklace set in my opinion:

    PROS:
    --- SALE price was reasonable for this product

    --- the freshwater pearls are beautiful & unique

    CONS:
    --- the picture Amazon makes it hard to gauge the product as the background is white

    --- the necklaces arrived VERY TANGLED with each other inside the jewelry box packaging, poor package design for a product that is going to be shipped (I've already spent 10 minutes trying to unknot them, and guess I've got them about halfway untangled) Maybe tangled necklaces that get shipped are just to be expected? :/

    --- the necklace chains themselves are very fragile, less quality than I expected/hoped for, which makes untangling them even more a chore. also concerning as this was a gift planned to share with my daughter - while she is a very mature 8 yo, I doubt the chain would hold up to even a single accidental snag

    ** ** SUMMARY: would recommend this product only if one is able to get it on a steep discount & the intended wearers would do well with very fragile necklace chains ** **
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Muscarella on December 29, 2011
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    The pearls on both necklaces are very nice. The necklaces were badly tangled when the package arrived. I spent almost an hour trying to untangle them before turning them over to someone else to try.

    The chain on the smaller necklace is too small for my 11-year-old. It turns the necklace almost into a choker. We'll have to get a longer chain for her. But the other chain is fine.
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    By Rkriege1 on September 15, 2013
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    these necklaces are not the quality i had expected. they were very tangled when they were delivered and are a little more lightweight than i had expected.
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    By ziels12 on May 28, 2013
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    As previous reviews have warned, the shorter of the 2 necklaces is more like a choker. I will be returning these!
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    By R. Amano on February 20, 2013
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    I am no judge on jewelry. I was just looking for a small, simple gift that would match for mother and daughter. Wasn't sure how they would react but they really liked it. I think mostly because daughter had the same thing as mom. I left out one star, because like almost everyone else I had to spend like a 1/2 hour untangling the chain. Chain is pretty lousy, but what do you expect for a cheap set. I don't mind the lower quality chain because you get what you pay for, but I wish they could package it so it's not all tangled up. Also, it just fit my daughter who is 9 but small for her age. So, I think it could possibly be more like a choker for most girls older than 8 or so.
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