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AuraPearl 14k Gold 8-9mm Freshwater Cultured AA Quality Pearl Necklace

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16 inches
Pink pearl & white gold
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  • Complete your look with a touch of elegance. Aura Pearls features a high luster, near round strand of 8-9 mm rose pearls secured with a 14k white gold filigree clasp.
  • Slight variations in color, size, and shape may be visible due to natural properties of the pearl
  • Imported

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Length: 16 inches | Style: Pink pearl & white gold

Product Description

Pretty, polished necklace with strand of AA-quality freshwater cultured pearls^Single-strand fishhook clasp^The natural properties and process of pearl formation define the unique beauty of each pearl. The image may show slight differences in texture, color, size, and shape.^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.^Imported

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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: B004GGU6JY
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.5 x 0.4 inches; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: LN6204PKWG16
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,394 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Material Pearl
    Width 0.36 inches
    Length 16 inches
    Chain No chain
    Clasp Single strand fishhook
    Total metal weight 0.32 Grams
    Model number LN6204PKWG16
    Metal Information

    White Gold
    Metal White gold
    Metal stamp 14k
    Metal Weight 0.32 Grams
    Necklace Information

    Chinese Freshwater Cultured Pearl
    Number of pearls 47
    Surface markings and blemishes Very lightly blemished
    Shape Semiround
    Uniformity Very good
    Luster High luster
    Minimum color Pink
    Stringing Method Single knotted
    Pearl type Chinese freshwater cultured
    Part Of Necklace
    Packaging Information
    Package Deluxe Necklace Box

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rocky on January 12, 2009
    Style Name: White pearl & yellow goldLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    Compare the "quality" "size" and "color" of these pearls to those
    in your neighborhood jewelry store then compare the Price!
    You will do as I did and "click" buy it and your wife will just love you for them. I promise!
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B. Vandehey on September 23, 2009
    Style Name: White pearl & yellow goldLength: 18
    The necklace was as beautiful as the picture. The pearls looked well matched and all had great shine. There wasn't much detail given on the clasp, so I had no expectation when it arrived. It was rather complicated to work - both to latch and unlatch.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adriana on June 25, 2011
    Style Name: White pearl & yellow goldLength: 18 Verified Purchase
    Hurray, I am so happy with the purchase I made! I bought the necklace in white, 8,5-9 mm and 18" together with the 14 k yellow gold 8-8,5 mm freshwater stud earrings. Purpose: my wedding day.

    Firstly, the package got to the destination in 2 days, like I chose. Secondly, the pearls are magnificent. My mom, the quality insurance inspector, spent hours checking each pearl and she said "well done, these are the most beautiful things you've ever bought, much better than any of your gold!" ... and I have a lot of gold jewelry. And my sister, who is generally against pearls as "they look like big stones", no longer sais this after trying my shining necklace.

    The earrings are a little yellower than the general shade of the necklace, but my mom identified 2 pearls in the necklace of identical shade with the earrings. Yes, after she compared each pearl with the earrings, like the excellent QA inspector that she is! She said that normal viewers would not notice this.

    The pearls are very shiny and do not have any significant intrusions or faults. I do not know, maybe somebody specialized in pearls might find smth to comment about, but my mom, as a normal person paying great attention to details, did not see anything that would make me give less than 5 stars.

    I chose the perfect size, both in necklace length and in pearl dimension. If I had chosen bigger pearls, I guess would have looked a little too much for me. I spent a lot of time looking at larger pearls in shops and I definitely believe that this necklace is great for me (I am 1,70 m, long neck, bony clavicle).

    The pearls are absolutely splendid!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Big Phil on February 3, 2012
    Style Name: White pearl & white goldLength: 16 Verified Purchase
    I was blown away when these pearls arrived. The color and quality and weight were much better than we expected. I would not hesitate buying these again. I read one previous review and was expecting these to be from China, but the two strands I received last night were "MADE IN THE USA".
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    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James Francis on January 12, 2009
    Style Name: White pearl & yellow goldLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    I bought these pearls for my wife, and she loves them. They are truly beautiful. So is she.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eric Mills on January 2, 2014
    Style Name: White pearl & white goldLength: 18 Verified Purchase
    I don't think these pearls qualify as AA quality. They are not well matched and are very oblong in shape. I would suggest buying a different necklace even if you have to pay slightly more. They come in a really cheap looking jewelry box that doesn't secure the necklace well and as others have mentioned have a made in china tag right on the necklace. Not something you want when giving as a gift. I ended up returning this necklace.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Savvy Daddy on February 5, 2012
    Style Name: White pearl & white goldLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    I bought these for my wife and she loves them. They're big and extremely lustrous and glow against her skin. They have hardly any scratches and no visible dents. she wears them every time she goes out and receives many compliments. They are mostly round and pretty evenly matched. The clasp is simple to put on and off and she doesn't need assistance removing the necklace at the end of the night as with some of the other jewelry she wears. Great value for the money. You won't regret buying them.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The one on February 3, 2011
    Style Name: White pearl & yellow goldLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    Satisfied with the purchase. Overall good quality,just has a few imperfections when you look at it very close which shows it's a real fresh water cultured pearls. Would buy more products of that brand.
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