Pearls are the most magnificent gemstones in the world. No two pearls are the same, which adds to the attraction pearls offer. Pearls come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors and types. Designing unique accessories with these treasures becomes simple due to the fact that there are so many different options.
One of the most beautiful types of pearls are Freshwater pearls. These pearls are the most common type of pearl in the world because they are mass-produced, with each oyster yielding up to 20 pearls. Not only are a lot of pearl harvested at one time, but the pearls take less time to grow than any other type of pearl. Another distinguishing feature of freshwater pearls is that they are made up almost entirely of nacre. Nacre is the material inside the oyster that coats the irritant placed inside the oyster in order to grow a pearl.
The layers of nacre build over the irritant of the Freshwater pearl which is actually a piece of meat from the oyster itself, resulting in a pearl that is almost completely nacre and possible more durable that other types of pearls. Freshwater pearls also have a great luster that woman just cannot get enough of. These pearls range in average sizes of 4mm to 10 mm. Though Freshwater pearls naturally come in pink, lvender, white and gray, it is easy to enhance their colors and change them to any color desired.
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