Beads > Freshwater Pearls

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.

Item Details:

Pearl Freshwater Button White 6.5-7mm 82 Piece Per Strand Average
Picture of 75FP614-A, Pearl Freshwater Button White 6.5-7mm 82 Piece Per Strand Average
75FP614-A

1 ST $18.35 ($18.35 per ST)

2 ST $27.50 ($13.75 per ST)

3 ST $33.00 ($11.00 per ST)

4 ST $42.30 ($10.57 per ST)

Quantity:

Shape: Button Pearls
Size: 06.5-07mm
Color: Whites
Finish: Pearl
Material: Bleached Cultured Freshwater Pearls
Made in: China
Description: A Pearl's life begins 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 a new pearl is born.
Cultured freshwater pearls look amazing all on their own, and also pair fabulously with Swarovski or Preciosa Crystal beads. Standard strand length for pearls is 16 inches, unless otherwise stated. String them on silk beading cord and always either knot in-between each pearl or use bead bumpers to protect them from scratching. Freshwater pearls are known for their small holes, so use a pearl reamer if you require a larger hole size. Always remove pearls from original strand.
Pearls displaying a soft peach, cream, mauve or lavender tone are typically a natural color. White pearls are often bleached, and any other color is usually obtained through a dying process. Be certain to check for color fastness, and rinse before wearing.
Freshwater pearls are a natural material and variations in size, shade, and shape are to be expected.
Showroom Aisle: 1
Showroom Section: N

Other customers also enjoyed:

Pearl Freshwater Round White 5mm 85 Piece Per Strand Average 16 In
Picture of 5FP614-A, Pearl Freshwater Round White 5mm 85 Piece Per Strand Average 16 In
5FP614-A

1 ST $20.80 ($20.80 per ST)

2 ST $36.90 ($18.45 per ST)

3 ST $49.85 ($16.62 per ST)

4 ST $63.90 ($15.97 per ST)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 1 Section N
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Biwa Pearl Diamond Silver/white 11mm
Picture of 82FP613, Biwa Pearl Diamond Silver/white 11mm
82FP613

1 ST $25.95 ($25.95 per ST)

2 ST $38.50 ($19.25 per ST)

3 ST $46.20 ($15.40 per ST)

4 ST $59.25 ($14.81 per ST)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 1 Section Q
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Pearl Semi Round Potato Pastel Blend 8-10mm
Picture of 10FP3525-P, Pearl Semi Round Potato Pastel Blend 8-10mm
10FP3525-P

1 ST $4.97 ($4.97 per ST)

2 ST $7.30 ($3.65 per ST)

4 ST $11.50 ($2.88 per ST)

12 ST $33.15 ($2.76 per ST)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 4 Section K
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Czech Faceted Drop Jet Black 7x10mm
Picture of 46FC109, Czech Faceted Drop Jet Black 7x10mm
46FC109

20 PC $1.49 ($0.07 per PC)

40 PC $2.15 ($0.05 per PC)

120 PC $5.15 ($0.04 per PC)

360 PC $14.90 ($0.04 per PC)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 15 Section I
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Also See -l Czech Faceted Oval Black 4x6mm
Picture of 32FC109, Also See -l Czech Faceted Oval Black 4x6mm
32FC109

100 PC $2.49 ($0.02 per PC)

200 PC $4.00 ($0.02 per PC)

600 PC $8.90 ($0.01 per PC)

1800 PC $24.65 ($0.01 per PC)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 15 Section J
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Freshwater Pearl Potato Light Gold 5mm
Picture of 5FP652, Freshwater Pearl Potato Light Gold 5mm
5FP652

1 ST $8.10 ($8.10 per ST)

2 ST $12.15 ($6.08 per ST)

3 ST $14.60 ($4.87 per ST)

6 ST $28.00 ($4.67 per ST)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 4 Section J
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Czech Faceted Disc Black 6mm Loose
Picture of 72FC109, Czech Faceted Disc Black 6mm Loose
72FC109

50 PC $3.15 ($0.06 per PC)

100 PC $4.85 ($0.05 per PC)

300 PC $11.55 ($0.04 per PC)

900 PC $33.35 ($0.04 per PC)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 13 Section N
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Lobster Clasp Heart Sterling 6x12mm
Picture of SS31, Lobster Clasp Heart Sterling 6x12mm
SS31

1 PC $5.99 ($5.99 per PC)

2 PC $8.40 ($4.20 per PC)

4 PC $13.50 ($3.38 per PC)

12 PC $38.75 ($3.23 per PC)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 40 Section A
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Black Agate 4 Side Twist Oval 8x16mm Average
Picture of 35ST458-J, Black Agate 4 Side Twist Oval 8x16mm Average
35ST458-J

1 ST $5.95 ($5.95 per ST)

2 ST $10.00 ($5.00 per ST)

4 ST $17.00 ($4.25 per ST)

8 ST $30.00 ($3.75 per ST)

Quantity:

Showroom Location
Aisle 4 Section S
More Information.
Search relevance:**

Video: Silk Macrame Bracelet

Learn to make a beaded bracelet in minutes Sherri Haab shows us a new spin on silk macrame jewelry. Click here to watch the video.

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

Seed Beads

Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are by far our most popular and versatile seed bead available. Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are of superior quality, machine cut, and are highly valued for their use in bead stringing, bead weaving, embroidery and much much more! Preciosa seed beads are proven to be of the upmost value, and demonstrate the highest level of shape consistency.

Secure Shopping

Shipwreck Beads Inc, Beads, Lacey, WA