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Freshwater 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.

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Fiber Optic Bead Round Black 10mm A Grade
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10FO609

1 ST $7.95 ($7.95 per ST)

2 ST $12.15 ($6.08 per ST)

5 ST $24.30 ($4.86 per ST)

10 ST $46.75 ($4.67 per ST)

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Currently out of stock
Shape: Rounds
Size: 10mm
Color: Greys and Black
Finish: Cat's Eye
Material: Fiber Optic/ Cats Eye Glass
Made in: China
Description: Our beautiful Grade A Fiber Optic (Cat's Eye Beads) display a perfectly centered chatoyant "Cat's Eye" effect. These top quality beads start out from the same material used for fiber optic telephone cables. The glass fibers are fused together and then machine cut into innumerable shapes and sizes. The cat's eye effect of these beads is a result of light reflecting off the edges of the glass fibers at the surface of the bead.
Showroom Aisle: 29
Showroom Section: G

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Fiber Optic Bead Round Black 8mm A Grade
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8FO609

1 ST $7.60 ($7.60 per ST)

2 ST $11.40 ($5.70 per ST)

5 ST $22.80 ($4.56 per ST)

10 ST $43.80 ($4.38 per ST)

Quantity:

Currently out of stock
Showroom Location
Aisle 29 Section E
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