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Flat Backs

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.

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Pearl Flat Back Nugget Lilac 6-8mm
Picture of 92FP696, Pearl Flat Back Nugget Lilac 6-8mm
92FP696

1 ST $4.55 ($4.55 per ST)

2 ST $6.80 ($3.40 per ST)

4 ST $10.90 ($2.73 per ST)

12 ST $31.40 ($2.62 per ST)

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Pearl Flat Back Nugget Purple 6-8mm
Picture of 92FP698, Pearl Flat Back Nugget Purple 6-8mm
92FP698

1 ST $4.75 ($4.75 per ST)

2 ST $8.35 ($4.17 per ST)

4 ST $13.30 ($3.33 per ST)

12 ST $38.40 ($3.20 per ST)

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Pearl Flat Back Nugget Rainbow Mix 7-9mm
Picture of 93FP525, Pearl Flat Back Nugget Rainbow Mix 7-9mm
93FP525

1 ST $4.55 ($4.55 per ST)

2 ST $6.80 ($3.40 per ST)

4 ST $10.90 ($2.73 per ST)

12 ST $31.40 ($2.62 per ST)

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