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Sterling Silver White Freshwater Cultured A Quality Pearl Necklace (6.5-7mm)

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  • A delicate adornment that highlights the nape of the neck's subtle curves, this necklace features a single row of lustrous freshwater 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.
  • 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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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.

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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: B001U88BNO
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 2 x 0.5 inches; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 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: FWN6570A-20B
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,717 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Material Pearl
    Width 0.3 inches
    Length 20 inches
    Chain No chain
    Clasp Single strand fishhook
    Total metal weight 0.46 Grams
    Model number FWN6570A-20B
    Metal Information

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

    Freshwater Cultured Pearl
    Number of pearls 70
    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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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Cricket TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 9, 2009
    Length: 60Color: white Verified Purchase
    I do have several necklaces with one pearl set in a pendant with other stones, but I didn't have a full pearl necklace. So when I saw this offered as an Amazon Lightning Deal recently I decided to buy it.

    When I received it I was very pleased with the quality, size and luster of the pearls. I looked closely and I wasn't able to see any imperfections with my naked eye. The clasp used is made with sterling silver and very secure. I've played around with several different ways to wear this length and so far I like the way it looks wrapped twice, with one length hanging slightly lower than the other. (I added a picture to the customer images) It's also nice wrapped three times (choker style), but I probably wouldn't use that style except with maybe a strapless dress because the look is very eye-catching.

    I'm not entirely sure that this the best deal available here on Amazon. I do like the consistent quality I receive from the Amazon.com Collection and for me the price was right. I also know that if I were to have received this as a gift I would have been very happy and for me that's all that matters.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Zizzerzazzer on February 8, 2010
    Length: 60Color: white Verified Purchase
    The knotting between the pearls is so tight that the necklace will not drape properly or lay flat. The pearls themselves seem OK, but not of sufficient weight to pull the kinks out of the knotting. I notice now that even in the pcture you can see the necklace is kind of bumpy. Those bumps won't go away. I returned it.
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on September 7, 2009
    Length: 60Color: white Verified Purchase
    This is a gorgeous fresh water pearl necklace that made a great gift for my wife. The pearls were well matched and the 60" length allows for it to be worn looped a few times to hang at various lengths.

    Highly recommended!
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By From the Last Best Place on January 28, 2010
    Length: 60Color: white Verified Purchase
    I ordered these for my daughter for Christmas. Beautiful quality, and a fun length, but they never did hang right. They were permanently wavy. I ordered a replacement, and had the same problem. We returned both necklaces.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian S. Dart on August 20, 2009
    Length: 60Color: white Verified Purchase
    I caught this when it was a deal of the day/gold box price. It was nutty...I got it very cheap but it is a nice necklace. I bought it for my wife. She is a picky jewelry person...I really have no clue....but she said it was a very nice item. Trust me, she wouldn't lie about that. I would have been out buying a new necklace at a local jeweler if she thought it wasn't nice. I got it for...ehh....about $50 if I recall. But honestly, at a higher price it would still be a nice gift.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Gobet on December 21, 2010
    Length: 16Color: white
    I know Freshwater Pearls are to be irregular shaped, not perfect round ones like cultured SEA pearls. But these have horrible tell tale signs of manufactured pearls. There are rings around the pearls that show these are cultured freshwater pearls that have been forced to grow faster than normal. Not just one or two of them in the strand, but every one of them. The weight is good and the texture is good but the rings make them look like plastic beads. I'm embarassed to gift these to my daughter.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Katerina Lusterio on June 10, 2014
    Length: 24Color: off-white Verified Purchase
    The length described isn't the length of the pearl strand. The length includes both ends of the clasps. This means that for a 24" necklace, about 23" of it is the pearl strand, 1/2" is the female clasp and 1/2" is the male clasp. Furthermore, the pearls don't drape nicely--- they look strung too tightly so they are kinked. I'm so disappointed.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Welsh on August 2, 2009
    Length: 24Color: white
    I am enjoying wearing my new pearl necklace. It is beautiful. It is exactly the right length and also slips very easily over my head; therefore, I don't have to worry about undoing the clasp. I'm so glad that I checked with amazon.com before I bought somewhere else.
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