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Sterling Silver Freshwater Cultured Pearl (8-8.5 mm) "Tin Cup" Necklace, 18"


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  • Sterling silver necklace featuring stations of lustrous freshwater cultured pearls strung from delicate cable chain
  • Lobster-claw clasp
  • 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.
  • Pearls may have been treated to improve their appearance or durability and may require special care.
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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Curated Collection
Material Pearl
Length 18 inches
Chain Cable
Clasp lobster-claw-clasps
Total metal weight 5.85 Grams
Number of stones 9
Model number CR-29
Metal Information

Sterling Silver
Metal Sterling silver
Metal stamp 925
Metal Weight 5.85 Grams
Pearl Information

Freshwater Cultured Pearl
Number of pearls 9
Surface markings and blemishes Clean
Shape Semiround
Uniformity Very good
Luster High luster
Minimum color White
Stringing Method Not strung
Pearl type Freshwater cultured
Packaging Information
Package Deluxe Necklace Box

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Product Description

The popular tin cup design is a beautiful alternative to a full pearl strand. This graceful and versatile necklace features nine white freshwater cultured pearls, stationed along a slender sterling silver cable chain. Dress it up or dress it down--you'll find plenty of occasions to wear this flattering style. The 18-inch necklace is finished with an easy and secure lobster-claw clasp.

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.

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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: B001EJNAN0
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 3 x 0.3 inches; 0.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 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: CR-29
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,044 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Customer Reviews

    This necklace is very nice and very strong.
    marie
    Very versatile, classy, not over the top, just simple, elegant, fun...whatever you want it to be.
    Patricia Gonzalez
    The length is perfect -- longer than choker, but not too long.
    J. Howell

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Howell on October 4, 2008
    This is a cute, fun necklace. The length is perfect -- longer than choker, but not too long. I'm pleased with the quality of the pearls and the clasp and the pearls are the same color and shape as in the picture. I got a great deal during a Gold Box deal. I would definitely purchase again!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Pauley on April 3, 2009
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    The necklace is very lovely though the pearls are a little bigger than I thought they would be. For the price, I'm very happy with the purchase.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Devdatta Gulve on February 5, 2010
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    Necklace looks good , should be a bit shorter though but Pearls are clean and well shaped , overall a good buy .
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TexasEK on June 21, 2011
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    I received it yesterday and I'm still debating whether or not to keep it. It's well-made and cute, but the pearls just seem a little too large for the dainty chain. I'm not familiar with pearl sizing but the pearls in my necklace look quite a bit larger than the ones in the photo. I'd shop around a bit more if you like the "true" Tin Cup look.

    ***UPDATE*** I decided to keep the necklace and have received more compliments on it than I can count!!!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Gonzalez on December 14, 2010
    Dresses up a t-shirt (really!) and can be worn with work outfits as well as for special occasions. Very versatile, classy, not over the top, just simple, elegant, fun...whatever you want it to be. Note: Makes an excellent birthday gift-- I received it as a birthday gift and it makes it that more special to me!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By nightman622 on March 11, 2011
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    I got this for my girlfriend as an added extra to her Valentine's Day gifts. I wanted something pretty that she would enjoy, but didn't want to go overboard as I'd already bought other "main" gifts, and didn't want to make too heavy an impression. The necklace was perfect. It's attractive, well-made and looks just like the picture. It arrived well-packaged in a padded necklace box (cardboard) with a small velvet sack to give it in. It's understated and the short chain means she can easily wear it day to day.

    Great item for the price.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tracey 2331 on July 28, 2011
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    my wife love the necklace it was very special and it was our tenth year together
    and i 'm glad i got it for all you guys who don't know what to get the lady in your life get this necklace you both will be happy. thank you amazon.com
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jasna on June 4, 2012
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    I received the Necklace very quick and it's so pretty...I was hoping for smaller pearls but I knew from previous reviews that they tend to be on the larger side..Very much satisfied...Thanks Amazon!
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