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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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Turquoise Round 10mm
Picture of 10ST413, Turquoise Round 10mm
10ST413

1 PC $4.60 ($4.60 per PC)

2 PC $6.95 ($3.48 per PC)

5 PC $13.85 ($2.77 per PC)

37 PC $92.35 ($2.50 per PC)

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Shape: Chinese Turquoise
Size: Rounds
Finish: 10mm
Material: Turquoise
Made in: China
Description: Turquoise has been a highly popular semi-precious gem to many societies from the Egyptians to the Aztecs since ancient times. Turquoise is a very porous material, so heat, light, oils, and chemicals can have a negative effect on the stones color and luster. Turquoise is most popular in southwestern fashions. Use turquoise beads with sterling silver beads and charms, Southwestern Inlay beads and pendants, and heishi shells. This turquoise has been stabilized to harden the stone and protect its color.
Showroom Aisle: 1
Showroom Section: D

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