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Sterling Silver Freshwater Cultured Baroque Pearl Necklace 16"


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16 inches
5.0-6.0mm pink pearl
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  • Single knotted freshwater pearl
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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Curated Collection
Material Pearl
Width 0.25 inches
Length 16 inches
Chain No chain
Clasp lobster-claw-clasps
Total metal weight 0.4 Grams
Model number LT4340-5p16
Clasp Information

Sterling Silver
Metal Sterling silver
Metal stamp 925
Metal Weight 0.4 Grams
Part Of Clasp
Necklace Information

Freshwater Cultured Pearl
Number of pearls 56
Surface markings and blemishes Very lightly blemished
Shape Baroque
Uniformity Good to very good
Luster High luster
Minimum color Pink
Stringing Method Single knotted
Pearl type Freshwater cultured
Part Of Necklace
Position Surround
Packaging Information
Package Oversized Medium box

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Product Description

Add a timeless element to any dressy outfit with the Baroque Pearl Necklace. A single strand of freshwater pearls seems to loop effortlessly around your neck with its ideal medium length. The pale-colored pearls chosen for this necklace are baroque shaped and lightly blemished with a beautiful high luster. Each pearl is less than 1 centimeter wide and is individually knotted on the strand with fine cord. With a 925 sterling silver lobster-claw clasp, the necklace can be worn comfortably and securely. Expect good uniformity in shape and coloring from pearl to pearl and a flexible feel to the strand. This pearl necklace will easily complement many necklines and styles, so you can create your own customized look.

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.

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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: B004FLJX2Q
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.1 x 1.1 inches; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 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: LT4340-5p16
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,764 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    I was beyond happy with this!
    Jen_Haas
    The baroque shape of these pearls actually adds to their charm while making them more affordable.
    E. M. Griffith
    The weight to the necklace is nice.
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jen_Haas on November 29, 2011
    Style Name: 7.0-8.0mm white pearlLength: 32 Verified Purchase
    I was beyond happy with this! I ordered for as a Christmas present for my Aunt. I had honestly been expecting a thin strand of beads that looked more like costume jewelry than anything else. I was sorely mistaken! This is a beautiful strand of pearls. I'm half tempted to order more for the other women in my family.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel McLaughlin on December 10, 2014
    Style Name: 7.0-8.0mm pink pearlLength: 32 Verified Purchase
    I ordered the 7-8 mm pearls in pink and white, and by chance received the wrong size by mistake. I actually like the 5-6mm pearls more than the 7-8mm pearls, as the smaller pearls were much more equally proportioned and less oblong, they were also more uniformly round rather than flat. If you want a bolder, more elliptical looking pearl, go with the larger size, but if you're worried like I was that the smallest might be too small--they're perfectly fine, if not even more attractive than the larger pearls. Do keep in mind that if buying for a petite adult female you would not want to go any smaller than 18" minimum necklace length.

    As a side note, the colors on these are beautiful, and the texture on them really seems to help showcase the subtle pearlescent colors.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Griffith VINE VOICE on March 28, 2013
    Style Name: 5.0-6.0mm white pearlLength: 32 Verified Purchase
    The baroque shape of these pearls actually adds to their charm while making them more affordable. I ordered the white (actually more of a cream color) 32" necklace in 5-6mm sized pearls, and it's lovely enough for the $28 price I paid that I've ordered another at the same price for 32" of 6-7mm white (cream) pearls. Nacre thickness is decent at around 1.5 mm, the luster is lovely, and the necklace is handknotted between each pearl. Its lobster claw clasp is easy to work, but at the 32" length it isn't necessary as the necklace will slip over her head. It will be lovely with jeans and a tank top, a summery sundress, her little black dress or a bridesmaid gown. While the irregular shape of these pearls lend themselves to a casual or ecclectic feeling, the longer length gives enough formality for a special event. They'll arrive in a dark blue velvet, drawstring pouch that's tucked into a navy gift box... ideal for gift-giving. I think they'd be a terrific accent for an outdoor wedding.

    Currently, the pink color costs less in all lengths and sizes than the white (cream). I'm thinking of purchasing one or two of those as well for my gift stash. Mother's Day is just around the corner!
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    Style Name: 7.0-8.0mm white pearlLength: 16 Verified Purchase
    The non-spherical shape of these allow her to wear these pearls with casual clothes where round pearls may be too linked in peoples' minds to more formal settings (cocktail parties, etc.) and seem out of place.
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    By R Quinn on February 21, 2014
    Style Name: 8.0-9.0mm white pearlLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    These were a gift, and have been a hit.
    I like the semi-round or Baroque pearls, less formal than the perfect spheres, but good quality and great value.
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    By Shishonah on December 26, 2013
    Style Name: 6.0-7.0mm white pearlLength: 16 Verified Purchase
    It was a really nice gift...i bought it for my mom but it was a little small
    She told me all her necklaces are in a size 16 ,i compared this necklace to her other necklaces and even tried it on myself and noticed it was a little small...almost a choker...it didnt even come down to my colar bone
    I told her i would send it back and get it in a bigger size and i suggest any size you want it in,go a size higher
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    By Margery Clubb on July 23, 2013
    Style Name: 6.0-7.0mm white pearlLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    I am delighted with this necklace. It's very classy and feminine looking. A staple in every lady's jewelery box. Enjoy!
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    By KK on June 21, 2013
    Style Name: 8.0-9.0mm white pearlLength: 20 Verified Purchase
    I like that the pearls are not perfectly round, it's a nice addition to my pearl collection. I like the length also
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