Beads inside an oyster
I noticed a particular whimsy or duality the way pearls are used. They are matched to leather, industrial chains to bring new looks for 2021. There is also a return to the classic trends, celebrating the colors and different shapes of the Cultured Fresh Water Pearls. So look around in your jewelry box. 

Cultured Fresh Water Pearls #101

Wet white beads

They are pearls that are farmed and created by human intervention using freshwater mussels. Pearls are the only natural gemstone, which is made by a living creature. These Pearls are produced in Japan, in the US, and in China. The quality of cultured Freshwater Pearls is evaluated through a grading system based on luster, shape, surface, and color. This relatively new method allows Fresh Water Pearls to become everyone’s favorite, a fashion item!

Pearl as a Fashion Trend!

Pearl jewelry pieces

With great quality and affordable price, Fresh Water Pearls became a popular alternative to south sea pearls. They created a renewed fashion interest in the pearl’s world as an affordable alternative to costly saltwater pearls. From ancient emperors to the royalty and celebrities of today, pearls are adored as a sign of wealth and exquisite taste.

What causes pearls to be different colors?

Necklace with pearls

The factors that contribute to the color of a pearl include the
type of oyster, the thickness and number of layers of nacre, and possibly trace elements in the oyster’s aquatic environment. A pearl harvester may also influence the color of the pearl to some degree by introducing tissue.

Meaning of pearl colors:

WHITE – purity, health
GOLD – wealth,
LAVENDER – love,
BLACK – wealth,
PINK – happiness

One of a kind pendant: Blister Pearls

– IT IS OUR BEST SELLER! They are high-quality

real Fresh Water Pearl formations Each and everyone is Nature’s Art! A true one of a kind piece!

How does it form?

When irritants are being placed into the oyster, sometimes by accident more than one gets int the oyster. When it secretes the nacre, it tries to cover all the irritants instead of creating only one perfect pearl. Some of these formations show more than one pearl starting. I make them into pendants, which match every outfit and occasion and make great gifts!!!

Caring for your pearls.

White pearls

Even cultured Fresh Water Pearls with thicker coatings are more fragile than most other gemstones, so you must handle them carefully to keep them in the best condition.
  1. Your pearls will stay cleaner if you put them on after you’ve applied your makeup and perfume.
  2. Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off. The cloth can be dampened with water or it can be dry. If damp, allow the pearls to air dry before you are putting them away.
  3. Dirty pearls can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution (maybe Ivory flakes)
  4. Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergent. It takes the color and the sheen away!
  5. Don’t ever put pearl jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner.
  6. Don’t use abrasive cleaners or rub pearls with an abrasive cloth. Both can wear away the nacre coating.
I am sure if you are brave, you can mix textures, colors, and end up with an updated look! I make many different shapes, colors, and style pearl necklaces. This Keishi pearl necklace is multi colors and made out of many different shapes.