Sterling Silver Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace, Stretch Bracelet and Stud Earrings Set

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  • Upgrade your jewelry collection with this classic necklace, bracelet, and earring set showcasing unmistakable sophistication and timeless appeal.
  • Crafted in .925 sterling silver.
  • 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.
  • Length of Necklace: 18", Length of Earrings: .29"
  • Width of Necklace: .25", Width of Earrings: .29"
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Product Description

Button-shaped freshwater cultured pearls string along an 18-inch necklace strand with matching bracelet and stud earrings, creating this elegant jewelry set. A wonderful gift.

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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.

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B008M44GHY
  • Item model number: SWS365778
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 13, 2012
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,264 in Jewelry (See Top 100 in Jewelry)
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    Product Specifications

    Jewelry Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Amazon Collection
    Material Pearl
    Total metal weight 0.5 Grams
    Model number SWS365778
    Metal Information

    Sterling Silver
    Metal Sterling silver
    Metal stamp 925
    Metal Weight 0.5 Grams
    Pearl Information

    Freshwater Cultured Pearl
    Number of pearls 95
    Surface markings and blemishes Lightly blemished
    Shape Button
    Uniformity Good
    Luster Medium luster
    Minimum color White
    Stringing Method Double knotted
    Pearl type Freshwater cultured
    Packaging Information
    Package Oversized Medium box

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    I had thought this might be a good stocking stuffer with amazon's cyber monday deals week price. However while this set is pretty from a distance, up close it's just not the quality I would expect. Also to note inside the box the message is MISspelled for Genuine Freshwater Cultured Pearls, in French Perles D'eau DOUCE (this print is missing the C) Cultive Veritables. I wouldn't give this as a gift.
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    This necklace is genuine peals and has a nice authentic look. Some high end pearl jewelers seek perfection and those pearls may look fake because of their symmetry. For a natural and beautiful look these can't be beat. For the price I got it on black Friday it was a super good deal. Looks great and well made.
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    Based on some of the mixed reviews posted here I thought that I had made a mistake...i received these in 2 days...they're actually quite a pretty set...the clasp is strong and very tasteful..honestly..if no one knows..they'd swear these were a really expensive set. The case was a small suede box and they were neatly packaged inside..
    now keep in mind fresh water pearls are inconsistent in size, shape and color..some have a hint of pink..others a hint of ivory..but combined they make for a very polished string of pearls. The handband is elastic, but a very thick elastic..I may add some charms to it as it looks a bit plain but again..it gives the polished look... Overall im happy I bought this..would recommend the seller and the set for any girl who wants to treat herself to a beautiful string of pearls (with money left over for shoes!) :)
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    this pearl set is amazing! I read negative reviews about this set and wasn't sure if I should buy it but it is really nice and the price was too. for $20.00 this set is nice and a great bargain. the size of the pearls is great for the size I like. i'm not into the really big pearls and these are not big but large enough to see. the luster of the set is good too. these pearls are real and very shiny. these pearls would be great as gifts because the box they came in was green and had hooks to hang the necklace. the set fits well in the box and could be kept in the box for storage. I read other reviews that said the set didn't fit good in the box but I think it does. I really like the color of the box because it is emerald/jade green and would be a great color for Christmas. I have been waiting a while to buy a pearl set and these were such a great price that I couldn't resist any longer and i'm glad I didn't.
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    i bought this as a gift for christmas and i was surprised how very refinely made the clasp was and it look very luxurious. I should have bought one for myself.
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    The pearl set is very lovely. The set came with three pieces, which were an earrings set, necklace and bracelet. The set were placed in a green jewelry box. The items look just like the picture and you can't beat the price. I purchased this set for $7.00 so I can't complain about it. I will be wearing this set with my church outfits. If this set is still on sale I say buy it, you will not regret it. It is well worth the sale price. You can buy a couple of these sets and give them as gifts.
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    Just what I wanted my Wife loved them gave them to her on Christmas morning doesn't matter to her if they cost $40.or $400.00
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    My husband got this for me, I assume because one day I said "If I'm going to be a 50's housewife I want the pearls to match!" during a slight arguement. He knows I don't like him to spend money on me, and when I got them I was worried he had spent too much! They are that nice! I read the other reviews, and maybe its hit or miss on the item, but I am very very pleased! Happy wife, happy life right? ;-)
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