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Set of Seven Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings with Sterling Silver Posts (7-8mm)
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- Change your look each day of the week with this jewelry set, which contains seven pairs of freshwater cultured pearl studs in a variety of classic hues.
- Includes seven pairs of cultured pearl earrings in the following colors: white, champagne, platinum gray, chocolate brown, peach, peacock, and green
- 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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Conveniently add some colorful accents to your appearance each day of the week with this set of seven White, Champagne, Platinum Grey, Chocolate Brown, Peach, Peacock, and Green Button Pearl Stud Earrings. Each pair of stud earrings is highlighted by a gleaming 7-8 millimeter freshwater-cultured pearl with a fine 925 sterling silver backing. Secured by la pousette posts and clutches, these button earrings afford you the opportunity of going modest with classic white pearls or more daring with alluring purple studs.
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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: 3.6 x 3.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- ASIN: B0025VJV16
- Item model number: CE8-85SET
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 11, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Amazon Collection|
|Back finding||Post with friction back|
|Total metal weight||2.45 Grams|
|Metal Weight||2.45 Grams|
Freshwater Cultured Pearl
|Number of pearls||14|
|Surface markings and blemishes||Clean|
|Stringing Method||Not strung|
|Pearl type||Freshwater cultured|
|Stone Treatment Method||null|
|Package||Deluxe Necklace Box|
Top Customer Reviews
However, if you're looking for a slightly more upscale set of stud pearl earrings, I recommend these. They're bigger, brighter, and higher quality, ie, made out of real gold. Mine are perfectly symmetrical. Both are real pearls, but these are bigger and brighter. I wear mine almost all the time and they don't irritate my skin.
14k Yellow Gold 6.5-7mm White Freshwater Cultured AA Quality Pearl Earrings
4 stars because seven pairs for around 50 dolars is good price.
I dislike that one of the studs bent when I tried to insert in another paper/foam to store. Notable irregular shape.
I would recommend for those who want to have a wide variety of colors at low cost.
I almost forget to mention, it was a shame when my GF opened the box and the first that call your attention is the small label of "made in china" that made me feel embarrased for a while, but she ddidn't put much attention cause I gave her another gifts. So, be sure to get rid of that embarrasing label.
However, after trying these on, I'm OK with them now and I can live with this size. I was a little wary of the term "button", but while not as round as "regular" pearls (and now I understand why they don't look as big as I'd expected), they are still quite nice and not too noticeably different.
The colours are true to what is described...I only wish they were more diverse, ie. colours are too near each other (peach/white/champagne)...no blue or burgundy/red, but the peacock is very lovely and could possibly pass off as a blue blend. The chocolate is very rich and the green is nice.
Between these and the Sterling Silver Multi Color 5-6mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings (Set of 5)([...]), I have a wide variety to choose from, so I'm satisfied. Would definitely recommend as the price was a deciding factor as well. Would have cost a lot more to buy them individually.
The size is large enough that they won't be missed, but they aren't huge, either. The colors are nice. I don't think I will personally get much use out of the peach and champagne colors, mostly because I just don't wear colors in those families often. These are my go to earrings now because of the color variety and comfort. They don't look like I paid a fortune for them, but they also don't look like costume jewelry, so they are great for every day wear to work.
I purchased them on a gold box price, so I paid about 1/3 of the list price, which made them a great value. They would make a great gift for anybody who likes to wear earrings regularly but prefers simpler styles.
The one downside is they did look a little less "real" than the photo and I was concerned that others might take them for plastic. No one has said anything, but I don't know what they think.