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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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Wire Silver Fill 1/2 Hard 16 Gauge 8.5ft/1 Ounce
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16CW811-SF

1 SP $32.95 ($32.95 per SP)

2 SP $59.95 ($29.98 per SP)

3 SP $84.55 ($28.18 per SP)

4 SP $108.40 ($27.10 per SP)

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Shape: Round Half Hard Wire
Size: 16 Gauge Wire - 1.29mm
Color: Silver
Finish: Metallic
Material: Sterling Silver Plating over Brass Base
Description: "Sterling Filled" wire and findings have a layer of .925 or better silver bonded to a brass core. Our selection of Sterling Filled findings and wire contain at least 10% by weight (.925 or better) silver. With the costs of Silver continuously on the rise, Sterling Silver Filled items are the perfect choice when seeking the look and feel of fine sterling silver, while trying to stay within a budget! Sterling silver filled items appear and behave much in the same way as sterling silver, they are high quality, durable, take patina, and the wire can even be soldered!
Wire is measured in gauges, the smaller the gauge the thicker the wire. One might use a thicker gauged wire for support and strength, such as a stem of a beaded flower, and a thinner gauged wire for delicate or intricate crocheted wire projects. Use a middle gauged wire for basic wire wrapping and jig projects. 16 Gauge wire is approximately 0.0508 inches or 1.29 millimeters in diameter. Be sure to check out our great selection of wire working tools and wire working books.
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Showroom Section: N

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