Beads > Freshwater Pearls > Biwa Style Pearls

Biwa Style Pearls

Unlike other gems, the pearl is born of water and living creatures. Pearls begin as a foreign body embedded within a mollusk's shell. The animal's defense against the foreign body is to form a protective layer of nacre around the intruder. The culturing process simply entails planting a "seed" within the mollusk, normally either a plastic bead or a small piece of shell, nature takes its course and another pearl is born. Our cultured freshwater pearls come in an ever growing variety of shapes, sizes and colors, so whatever your fashion preference you are sure to find the pearl to suit your needs. Ancient beliefs about the origin of the pearl include: moonlight filled dewdrops and Aphrodite's tears of joy. Although not technically a stone, pearl is one of June's birthstones. Currently, the International Commission of Colored Gemstones (CIBJO) recognizes only five organic (once living material) gemstones: Ammolite, amber, pearl, jet, and coral. Also be sure to check out our freshwater pearl mixtures and our flawlessly crafted glass pearls by Jablonex and crystal pearls by Swarovski.

Item Details:

Long Flat Biwa Pearl Cream 10x25mm Average
Picture of 98FP612-FB, Long Flat Biwa Pearl Cream 10x25mm Average
98FP612-FB

1 ST $17.50 ($17.50 per ST)

2 ST $26.30 ($13.15 per ST)

4 ST $42.05 ($10.51 per ST)

6 ST $60.60 ($10.10 per ST)

Quantity:

Shape: Biwa Style Pearls
Size: 10x25mm
Color: Whites
Finish: Pearl
Material: Bleached Cultured Freshwater Pearls
Made in: China
Description: Biwa style pearls are normally an all nacre (non-beaded) stick/rectangle shaped pearls. True Biwa pearls come only from the Biwa Lake in Japan, and are no longer being cultivated.
Cultured freshwater pearls look amazing all on their own, and also pair fabulously with Swarovski or Preciosa Crystal beads. Standard strand length for pearls is 16 inches, unless otherwise stated. String them on silk beading cord and always either knot in-between each pearl or use bead bumpers to protect them from scratching. Freshwater pearls are known for their small holes, so use a pearl reamer if you require a larger hole size. Always remove pearls from original strand.
Pearls displaying a soft peach, cream, mauve or lavender tone are typically a natural color. White pearls are often bleached, and any other color is usually obtained through a dying process. Be certain to check for color fastness, and rinse before wearing.
Freshwater pearls are a natural material and variations in size, shade, and shape are to be expected.
Showroom Aisle: 1
Showroom Section: N
Catalog Page: NEW2012

Other customers also enjoyed:

Pearl Rice Pastel Blend 9-10x10-14mm
Picture of 12FP3525-R, Pearl Rice Pastel Blend 9-10x10-14mm
12FP3525-R

1 ST $6.95 ($6.95 per ST)

2 ST $11.35 ($5.67 per ST)

3 ST $14.25 ($4.75 per ST)

6 ST $27.20 ($4.53 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 4 Section N
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Pearl Nugget Black Iris/peacock 7-8mm Average
Picture of 7FP309-N, Pearl Nugget Black Iris/peacock 7-8mm Average
7FP309-N

1 ST $4.99 ($4.99 per ST)

2 ST $6.40 ($3.20 per ST)

5 ST $12.65 ($2.53 per ST)

15 ST $36.00 ($2.40 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 4 Section J
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Mother Of Pearl Black Nuggets 16in Strand
Picture of 94MP609, Mother Of Pearl Black Nuggets 16in Strand
94MP609

1 ST $6.75 ($6.75 per ST)

2 ST $10.65 ($5.33 per ST)

4 ST $17.00 ($4.25 per ST)

8 ST $32.70 ($4.09 per ST)

Quantity:

In our catalog page 548
In our Showroom Aisle 3 Section M
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Biwa Style Pearl Drop Cream 25-32mm Average
Picture of 99FP613-BT, Biwa Style Pearl Drop Cream 25-32mm Average
99FP613-BT

1 ST $42.95 ($42.95 per ST)

2 ST $71.05 ($35.52 per ST)

3 ST $95.95 ($31.98 per ST)

4 ST $123.00 ($30.75 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 1 Section M
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Coin Pearl Grey/cream/white 15mm Average
Picture of 57FP611, Coin Pearl Grey/cream/white 15mm Average
57FP611

1 ST $29.95 ($29.95 per ST)

2 ST $46.50 ($23.25 per ST)

3 ST $55.80 ($18.60 per ST)

4 ST $71.50 ($17.88 per ST)

Quantity:

Currently out of stock
Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 1 Section Q
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Coin Pearl Cream/white 13-14mm Average
Picture of 56FP613, Coin Pearl Cream/white 13-14mm Average
56FP613

1 ST $21.95 ($21.95 per ST)

2 ST $33.85 ($16.93 per ST)

3 ST $40.60 ($13.53 per ST)

4 ST $52.10 ($13.03 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 1 Section Q
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Beige Shell Spine Leaf 22x50mm 16 Piece Per Strand
Picture of 47SH653-S, Beige Shell Spine Leaf 22x50mm 16 Piece Per Strand
47SH653-S

16 PC $10.65 ($0.67 per PC)

32 PC $16.20 ($0.51 per PC)

64 PC $25.95 ($0.41 per PC)

96 PC $37.40 ($0.39 per PC)

Quantity:

In our catalog page 553
In our Showroom Aisle 3 Section J
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Save 10%
Czech Round Sterling Foil In Emerald 25mm
Picture of 25RD487, Czech Round Sterling Foil In Emerald 25mm
25RD487

1 PC $3.15 ($3.15 per PC) was $3.50

2 PC $5.95 ($2.98 per PC) was $6.61

3 PC $8.20 ($2.73 per PC) was $9.11

4 PC $10.20 ($2.55 per PC) was $11.33

Quantity:

In our catalog page 686
In our Showroom Aisle 6 Section J
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Spiderweb Agate Yellow Round 16mm
Picture of 16ST606, Spiderweb Agate Yellow Round 16mm
16ST606

3 PC $2.50 ($0.83 per PC)

25 PC $14.25 ($0.57 per PC)

50 PC $24.85 ($0.50 per PC)

75 PC $34.40 ($0.46 per PC)

Quantity:

In our catalog page 13
In our Showroom Aisle 2 Section C
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Save 35%
Czech Rice Vitrail Matte 5x7mm
Picture of 57RB505-M, Czech Rice Vitrail Matte 5x7mm
57RB505-M

100 PC $1.75 ($0.02 per PC) was $2.69

200 PC $2.60 ($0.01 per PC) was $4.00

600 PC $6.25 ($0.01 per PC) was $9.62

2400 PC $20.80 ($0.01 per PC) was $32.00

Quantity:

In our catalog page 607
In our Showroom Aisle 17 Section O
More Information.
Search relevance:**

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

5 Minute Earrings

How to make a simple pair of earrings Follow these easy instructions to create thousands of incredible earring designs! Click here to watch the video.

Secure Shopping

Shipwreck Beads Inc, Beads, Lacey, WA