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Colored Freshwater Cultured A Quality Pearl Necklace (5.5-6mm)


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  • Classic necklace featuring strand of freshwater cultured pearls secured by elegant sterling silver 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.
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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Curated Collection
Material Pearl
Length 15 inches
Chain No chain
Clasp Other clasp type
Back finding single strand fishhook
Total metal weight 0.46 Grams
Model number FWN5560A-16B
Metal Information

Sterling Silver
Metal Sterling silver
Metal stamp 925
Metal Weight 0.46 Grams
Pearl Information

Freshwater Cultured Pearl
Number of pearls 64
Surface markings and blemishes Lightly blemished
Shape Potato
Uniformity Good
Luster High luster
Minimum color Peacock
Stringing Method Individually knotted on silk cord
Pearl type Freshwater cultured
Packaging Information
Package Oversized Medium box

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Product Description

The traditional Freshwater Cultured A Quality Pearl Necklace is a must-have for your jewelry box. The potato-shaped pearls have good uniformity for an even, consistent look while the high luster provides an elegant sheen. The freshwater-cultured pearls are between 5.5 and 6 millimeters in diameter and are double-knotted on silk for added security. The necklace is secured with a single-strand fishhook that keeps it securely around your neck. The pearl necklace comes with a blue, suede-like soft cloth pouch for easy storage. Choose from a variety of colors and necklace lengths.

The Amazon Curated Collection

Discover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.

This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone, and precious metal designs that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, to ensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon Curated Collection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certifications are provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendant necklaces.

Pieces from the Amazon Curated Collection come packaged in a custom box, making them wonderful gifts. In addition, we offer free one-day shipping within the continental U.S. on items over $500. International shipping options for friends and family overseas are available for an additional fee.

The Amazon Curated Collection offers a specialized customer service team that is available seven days a week to answer any product questions before, during or after the purchase. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you will receive a full refund and free return shipping within the U.S. if you return your purchase within 30 days.

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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: B001U88B6G
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9 x 0.4 inches; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 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: FWN5560A-16B
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,128 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Customer Reviews

    The color of the pearls is very nice.
    Linda Lock
    The color was a nice shade of pink, and although some of the pearls where slightly oval it was not very noticeable.
    Peggy
    Nonetheless, I would highly recommend this item.
    G. Morin

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By G. Morin on March 8, 2010
    Length: 20Color Name: white Verified Purchase
    I am extremely satisfied with this pearl necklace! The product description is very accurate, and the delivery was surprisingly fast (2 days), even though I live in Canada. This piece of jewelery is not of the highest possible quality, as you can tell from the price and description, but for everyday wear, and considering the price (39,99$), I think it is a great deal! If I had to warn you about something, it would be the fact that the pearls are a little bit on the cream-ish side of white, I would say. That is how I personnaly like them, but it can make matching a little bit more difficult, especially over the internet. Nonetheless, I would highly recommend this item.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Abdul W. Munshi on July 5, 2012
    Length: 18Color Name: off-white Verified Purchase
    The Necklace Quality is as expected, and same two items came in 2 different size boxes. I ordered one for present. The only point to consider is that the way 18" shows in the graphic, it is little misleading. I am an average size, and it fits me as I ordered 14" or 16". It doesn't hang down as shown for 18" necklace. The model they used must by a women with very narrow neck !!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Khancock on April 21, 2011
    Length: 16Color Name: white Verified Purchase
    I ordered this necklace and was not disappointed! Great value for the price offered. The clasp is what initially made me want to buy the pearl necklace because there is a safety on it ensuring it would not fall off. Beautiful product!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Hughdns on October 18, 2012
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    I have a strand of pearls from Honora, but I wanted a set to wear day-to-day and these are perfect for that. They are just the right size and it's so nice to find 24" pearls in so many colors under $100. I bought the white and they look great; so we're now considering the pink and champagne.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kat on January 19, 2013
    Length: 30Color Name: pink Verified Purchase
    I bought this for my late 80s grandmother who is in a assisted living home. She didn't want to bring her nice jewelry and plus she had a hard time putting it on these days. This necklace is perfect because it can go on over her head and yet is still pretty. She wears this everyday.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrea L. Helding on February 23, 2010
    Length: 23Color Name: black Verified Purchase
    Excellent quality - exactly what I was looking for.
    Love it.
    Delivery was fast also.
    Thank you!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJSTONE on October 11, 2012
    Length: 18Color Name: pink Verified Purchase
    These pink pearls add just the right touch to dress up jeans or just add a little flare to any outfit. They are made well, the clasp is just beautiful. Sweet!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 26, 2012
    Length: 18Color Name: pink Verified Purchase
    got it for my grandmother and she loves it!! I recommend this product to anyone looking for the perfect necklace for the perfect price!
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