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Peacock Freshwater Cultured Pearl Endless Necklace (5-5.5mm), 100"


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Product Description

Peacock black freshwater cultured pearls are strung together to create this extra long, claspless necklace. With its generous 100-inch length, this necklace can easily be wrapped five times, and the pearls are small enough, at 5 to 5.5 mm, that the layers won't look overdone. The glossy pearls exhibit a silvery gray color with subtle peacock tones of blue, violet, and green.

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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: B0025VJV3Y
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.6 x 0.8 inches; 2.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: CN32-5B
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,009 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Material Pearl
    Length 100 inches
    Chain No chain
    Clasp No clasp
    Model number CN32-5B
    Metal Information

    No Metal Type
    Metal No metal type
    Metal stamp No metal stamp
    Pearl Information

    Freshwater Cultured Pearl
    Number of pearls 500
    Surface markings and blemishes Moderately blemished
    Shape Potato
    Uniformity Good
    Luster Medium luster
    Minimum color Peacock
    Stringing Method Safety knots
    Pearl type Freshwater cultured
    Stones
    Stone Treatment Method Dyed
    Packaging Information
    Package Deluxe Necklace Box

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    Goes well with many outfits.
    Reece Fam
    They came gift boxed and inside of the box was a cloth bag with the pearls so this makes a nice gift as well.
    Pen Up Girl
    The color is very much peacock-feather iridescent.
    Jennifer Harper

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Niffers on March 17, 2010
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    Great pearls for the price, however the pearls are not knotted between each pearl and so they do not lay nicely - they are a bit kinked. However, beautiful color and love the 100" length. So many great things to do with a 100" string of pearls!
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jenny :) on January 5, 2010
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    I bought these at an extra 30% off for my mom because she loves long strands of pearls that she can wrap multiple times. When I showed her these, she was so happy with them! You can wrap these about 3 or 4 times around your neck for a comfortable mid-torso/upper-torso length. They are also long enough to loosely tie as a pearl belt. The sheen of the pearls are beautiful and they matched the color and sheen of a more expensive pair of peacock pearl earrings my mother had previously. The pearls are not perfectly round, they're a little closer to button pearls but since there are so many of them together, they look round. They are also tightly strung, not so tight that it's uncomfortable, but acceptably tight. For the crafters out there, these make an inexpensive long strand of beautiful pearl beads :)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pen Up Girl on March 24, 2011
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    These are just lovely.

    I bought them around Christmas and they are everything I had hopped for. Though the strand is strung a little tight I have had little trouble getting them to lay nicely. The colors are beautiful and although the pearls are on the small side (about the size of a small pea) the length makes for an attractive display.

    They came gift boxed and inside of the box was a cloth bag with the pearls so this makes a nice gift as well.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Golson on August 7, 2011
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    The pearls are very pretty. They are mostly round and pretty well size-matched. They look dramatic. The only problem with them is that they are beaded so closely together that they grab individual hairs and pull them out.
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    These are much longer and heavier than i expected but they are very cool and give a lot of options in styling. As others have stated, the pearls can get "kinked" or tangled easily. These came in a lovely black jewel box so they can be stored in a coil to keep them from tangling. I was watching The Witches of East End and one of the characters was wearing pearls with a frock coat. I can't wait to rock some witchy style in these. The color is very much peacock-feather iridescent. The only negative is that these are really heavy which may bother your neck when worn all day. Other than that, I am happy with this necklace.
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    These pearls were amazing! My dear friend Marie was really speachless. This string of pearls appeared to go on forever! Every one of them where matched in color and shape. They were so beautiful..I am ordering another one for myself!.
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    great color, nice quality pearls. string very flimsy. they tore twice and i lost quite a few pearls as they are not individually knotted. multi-style able to drape and twist in many ways.
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