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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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Abalone Cabochon Natural 10x12mm
Picture of 35AB558-C, Abalone Cabochon Natural 10x12mm
35AB558-C

5 PC $3.55 ($0.71 per PC)

10 PC $5.30 ($0.53 per PC)

30 PC $12.70 ($0.42 per PC)

90 PC $36.55 ($0.41 per PC)

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Shape: Flat Ovals
Size: 10x12mm
Color: Natural Abalone
Material: Abalone
Manufacturer: Species: Haliotis Iris
Made in: China
Description: Abalone AKA Paua Shell is one of the ocean's most radiant gems. Paua is a particularly stunning species of Abalone (Haliotis iris) found along the coast of New Zealand. Abalone shells are dark and dull on the outer surface, but the inside nacre displays a miraculous play of light and color. The hypnotically undulating colors within the shell exhibit an iridescent shimmer comparable to opal. These Abalone shell glue-on cabochons are dyed and coated in a protective lacquer that also enhances the sheen of the cabochon. The color and pattern of each Abalone is totally unique and will vary between piece to piece.
Cabochons are usually a highly polished, convex shaped, un-faceted gem with a flat back for mounting. On occasion, some cabochons may have flat faces or may have their top surface faceted. Cabochons can be utilized in a number of different ways. You can secure them with a seed bead stitched bezel, wrap them with wire, set them into PMC designs, or glue them onto flat surfaces such as bolo slides. Cabochons can be made from gemstones, glass, and shell. Please note: Cabochons are not beads, and do not have holes!
Showroom Aisle: 3
Showroom Section: M

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