Cultured Freshwater Pearls are farmed in China in brackish water along the coastline. They are produced using freshwater mussels, which can produce up to 25 pearls inside a single shell!
These beads are a light brown/bronze color with a slight iridescence that can be seen with movement.The beads are an oblong shape measuring in at 10mm long by 5 mm wide. The coloring on these Freshwater beads would make them ideal for any jewelry project that needs a natural look.
Freshwater Pearls, in ancient folklore, were once thought to be the tears of gods and goddesses; in China they were rumored to be from Dragons; and it is believed that the Queen of Sheba would have pearls ground into her drinks to prevent poisoning.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive product similar to those in the listing.