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Endless Black Multi-Colored Baroque Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace, 50"


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Product Description

Elegant to the hilt, the Endless Multicolored Pearl Necklace offers 50 inches of dramatic appeal. Ideal for looping extravagance, the substantial length incorporates a breathtaking collection of 135 freshwater-cultured pearls. Each multicolored, baroque-shaped pearl features a lightly blemished and medium luster quality. Additionally, a double-knotted stringing method ensures durability and quality throughout. Pair this necklace up with your finest casual ensembles to create an unforgettable look.

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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: B004519RJ0
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 3.1 x 1.3 inches; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: LT 2751
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,104 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Metal stamp Not stamped
    Metal no-metal-type
    Material Pearl
    Length 50 inches
    Chain No chain
    Clasp No clasp
    Number of stones 135
    Model number LT 2751
    Pearl Information
    Surface markings and blemishes lightly-blemished
    Shape Baroque
    Uniformity Good
    Luster medium-luster
    Minimum color multicolored
    Size per pearl 6.5-7.0mm
    Stringing Method double-knotted
    Pearl type Chinese freshwater cultured
    Packaging Information
    Package Oversized Medium box

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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John D. Walters on February 9, 2011
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    This was a lightning deal for my fiancé. She thought it was great... the pearls are irregular (as described) fresh-water and multi color, which she likes because it goes with so many things.

    The construction is really good, individually knotted, even, which was a pleasant surprise at this price point. There is no clasp, as it is a really long string (50") that she just loops over twice.

    She wears it quite a bit, and as a special ed teacher, she gets tugged on and pulled on quite a bit.

    The quality of construction and low price point make this a winner.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on February 12, 2012
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    I haven't had these very long and have only wore them a handful of times so far, but every time that I wore them I got a compliment on them. I love the versatility too. They go well with casual, business, and dress attire. The pearls aren't perfectly round and are of different sizes/shapes, which was exactly what I wanted. I'm extremely happy with these!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Granoff on July 3, 2011
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    I bought this strand for myself a while ago and love it - so bright and pretty and wearable in so many ways. I bought the second for my new Daughter-in-law who was just as thrilled with it as I. The price is great and nobody should hesitate to order this.
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    Beautiful, well-formed colorful pearl strand that looks expensive and classy. I did not examine each pearl closely but they do appear to be mostly uniform although some are more uniformly round than others. The pearls have luster, and the necklace hangs perfectly and can be knotted or doubled for different looks. This is a great opera length, classic multi-color pearl necklace well worth the price and then some.
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    By C. Mahon on October 2, 2013
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    I was looking to replace a treasured necklace that I lost due to a bad clasp. I loved the baroque styled pearls as well as the various colors. After much searching for a similar necklace, this was as close as I could come. Although I would have preferred smaller pearls and a short strand with a clasp, this is still a pretty necklace and an affordable price.
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    By N. Morwell on August 9, 2013
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    I bought it to go with my black and white outfits, but it also picks up blues and purples very nicely. I'm very pleased with it.
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    By Megan Hartley-Simpson on June 30, 2013
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    If you like your pearls round and perfect this is not the necklace for you. it is an eclectic mix of sizes, shapes and colors and looks lovely doubled up and worn with almost any color top. Although I have been careful around jumping dogs and small children when wearing it the necklace feels sturdy enough to wear without fear under normal conditions.
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    This was a present for my mother for Mother's Day and I was very happy to see her face when she opened this gift!
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