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Bronzed Goddess Twisted Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace, 36"


Color Name: bronzed goddess
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Product Specifications

Jewelry Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Curated Collection
Metal stamp Not stamped
Metal Base
Material Pearl
Length 36 inches
Chain No chain
Clasp Other clasp type
Total metal weight 3.4 Grams
Model number LT4770-1
Pearl Information
Surface markings and blemishes very-lightly-blemished
Shape semiround
Uniformity good-to-very-good
Luster medium-luster
Minimum color chocolate
Size per pearl 7.5-8.0mm
Stringing Method unknotted-on-string
Pearl type Freshwater cultured
Packaging Information
Package Oversized Medium box

Product Description

This twisted Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace is the epitome of classic pearl jewelry - revealing a magnificent lustrous finish and timeless semi-round pearl shapes. Three 36-inch long freshwater pearl strands twist and turn to reveal a thick necklace display of dyed pearl color. The strand can be worn as one long length or layered as a thick chocker-style necklace. Available in a variety of colorful pearl finishes.

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: B005G84CUA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: LT4770-1
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,930 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    3.6 out of 5 stars

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By InDeep on December 15, 2012
    Color Name: bronzed goddess Verified Purchase
    Picture indicates that the necklace has 4 strands of pearls twisted together; there are two strands totally separate. One strand is in the preferred "bronze" and the other a mix-match of a few bronze with the remainder white & tan which stand out and look cheap. If you wish to twist the strands using the link included in the box you do not end up with a 36" necklace but a 12" choker. As I am in Canada and the cost of shipping it back would be prohibitive I am forced to accept it. I will not be giving it as a gift as I intended and I am now faced with finding a replacement gift for this item. What an expensive waste of time and money.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tanabelego on December 20, 2012
    Color Name: bronzed goddess Verified Purchase
    There is nothing wrong with this necklace, but I feel the picture is a bit misleading. In order to get the great four strand twisted look, it becomes a choker. It still looks alright if you just twist the two strands together, but isn't as funky as the person I got it for wanted it to be. Not a bad deal, I just wish I had read more carefully to know it wouldn't be the full 36".
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By treatherly on February 3, 2013
    Color Name: bronzed goddess Verified Purchase
    The actual product looks a little cheap and fake but for the price it serves its purpose. I bought this to have as just a basic accessory that could go with multiple outfits, and it has done very well with that. I just wished it looked a little less cheap up close.
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    By bounce on September 24, 2013
    Color Name: heavenly glow Verified Purchase
    This had a crazy good price when I bought it. It looks fantastic. I use it for really fancy occasions. Highly recommend
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    By aster on September 23, 2013
    Color Name: perennail spring Verified Purchase
    I loved this necklace ,the length was perfect! The pearls were uneven in shape and size but the color kind of hides that unevenness, and you can wear it with anything
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    Color Name: bronzed goddess Verified Purchase
    the only twisted thing about this necklace is the picture and the provided info. pertaining to it! what you will receive is two "non-twisted" 36" necklaces that have no twist to them. there is some funky ring clasp, that if used you end up with a CHOKER and i do mean choker. i buy longer necklaces because i am short, and longer necklaces provide the illusion of a longer neck vs. the chopped look of shorter necklaces, especially chokers. amazon really mislead (lied) in the presentation of these necklaces and you might as well forget the so-called "easy return" claim--there is nothing easy or timely about it. SHAME on amazon on this item!
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