Freshwater pearls cover a wider range of colors and shapes than any other pearl type. Originally these pearls were marketed as a lower quality, inexpensive alternative to Akoya pearls. For this reason, jewelry designers traditionally used freshwater pearls for pieces that favored design over the gems themselves. However, since the 1990s, a class of freshwater pearls that are round and lustrous have emerged which rival Akoya pearls in both quality and value. Freshwater pearls cover the widest range of options for pearl buyers in size, shape and color.
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Our freshwater pearl collections feature all your favorite pearl jewelry styles, in every natural color available. Shop freshwater pearl necklaces, earrings, bracelets and beautifully matched freshwater pearl jewelry sets, all of which are perfect gifts for that special someone in your life. Known for their solid-nacre composition, freshwater pearls are hardy, durable gems that will shine with bright luster over a lifetime of handling and wear. Choose from classic and elegant white freshwater pearls, romantic pink and peach pearls, lavender pearls, multi-colored pearls or colorful, color-treated black freshwater pearls; we offer a pearl color for every taste and style.
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Our founder, Kevin Canning, travels the world to purchase only the highest quality freshwater pearls, sourced from the top 10% of each year’s pearl harvest. Our freshwater pearls are graded on the A-AAA Grading Scale, and our collections regularly include AA+ quality, AAA quality and Gem Grade freshwater pearl necklaces – the highest grade of freshwater pearls in the world. We create all of our freshwater pearl jewelry to order, using the best cultured freshwater pearls, silk and 14kt gold clasps of your choice. Our ability to tailor a pearl necklace or bracelet to any length you desire is nearly limitless. When you buy freshwater pearls from PearlsofJoy.com, you are guaranteed to be purchasing the very highest quality freshwater pearls in the world, at a fraction of the price you’d find at a big box retailer.
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