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- Long, luxurious necklace featuring 50-inch strand of freshwater cultured pink pearls
- 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.
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This elegant pearl necklace features cultured freshwater pearls that glow with warm pink tones. The necklace's 50-inch rope length hints at flapper-era style and increases its versatility: It can be worn playfully knotted over a fringed dress, doubled up to be worn with a sweater or suit, or draped long and loose over a romantically flowing gown. Natural beauty meets sophistication in this glamorously long pearl accessory.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B000X340EQ
- Item model number: 14-0367
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 21, 2007
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Collection|
No Metal Type
|Metal||No metal type|
|Metal stamp||No metal stamp|
Freshwater Cultured Pearl
|Number of pearls||153|
|Surface markings and blemishes||Very lightly blemished|
|Uniformity||Good to very good|
|Stringing Method||Single knotted|
|Pearl type||Freshwater cultured|
|Package||Deluxe Necklace Box|
Top Customer Reviews
My favourite thing about this necklace is the colour - the pearls come in pretty variations of delicate pink and the overall effect is charming. I have a fair complexion and, in that context, would call this a skintone sort of pink. It's so neutral that it looks good even against a bright red top. It does for my neck what a highlighting eyeshadow would do for my browbone. You don't need to be in the first flush of youth to wear it well, and it won't make you look like you raided Hello Kitty's costume jewellery drawer.
This is the first time I've owned a rope-length pearl necklace, and this particular length is easy to play around with. The stringing and knotting feel good and secure - a little tight in spots, but nothing that won't ease up with use.
I am beyond pleased with this necklace. It will dress up outfits for work, dinner, church and parties in a ladylike manner, and it has inspired me to save up for the higher-quality pink pearls and pearl ropes that I hope lie in my future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are BEAUTIFUL. Great quality and very well presented. My girlfriend loved them .Published 1 month ago by John Wilson
I have two strands of really nice peals, and wanted these to dress up some more casual every day outfists. The pearls were pretty nice, though with flaws on almost every one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura N. Antar
These are lovely pink pearls and I am very pleased with my purchase.Published 3 months ago by Pat Rodgers
Nice stran. Soft pink. Some flaws but only up close. All nicely matched good luster can't beat the pricePublished 3 months ago by Donna Flanagan USCGA
Lovely pink color with beautiful luster. Matched my earrings perfectly. Nicely matched freshwater pearls.Published 7 months ago by Lisa Tubbe