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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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Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Ridged Light Grey 8-10mm 8 In
Picture of 10FP304-LH, Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Ridged Light Grey 8-10mm 8 In
10FP304-LH

1 ST $10.95 ($10.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Pastel Mix Ridge 9-10mm 8in
Picture of 10FP324-LH, Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Pastel Mix Ridge 9-10mm 8in
10FP324-LH

1 ST $10.95 ($10.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Dark Mix Ridged 9-10mm 8in
Picture of 10FP326-LH, Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Dark Mix Ridged 9-10mm 8in
10FP326-LH

1 ST $10.95 ($10.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato Ridged 10mm Average Dark Gold
Picture of 10FP355-PR, Pearl Potato Ridged 10mm Average Dark Gold
10FP355-PR

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato 9x10mm Average Copper
Picture of 10FP356-P, Pearl Potato 9x10mm Average Copper
10FP356-P

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato Flat 7x10mm Purple Bronze
Picture of 10FP357-PP, Pearl Potato Flat 7x10mm Purple Bronze
10FP357-PP

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato Flatback 10mm Average Light Sage
Picture of 10FP381-FP, Pearl Potato Flatback 10mm Average Light Sage
10FP381-FP

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Sage Ridged 10mm 8 Inch
Picture of 10FP383-LH, Pearl 2mm Inner Diameter Sage Ridged 10mm 8 Inch
10FP383-LH

1 ST $10.95 ($10.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Hole Black Iris 10mm Average 8 In
Picture of 10FP509-LH, Pearl 2mm Hole Black Iris 10mm Average 8 In
10FP509-LH

1 ST $22.50 ($22.50 per ST)

2 ST $38.85 ($19.43 per ST)

3 ST $49.50 ($16.50 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Hole 7-12mm Mix 8 Inch
Picture of 10FP525-LH, Pearl 2mm Hole 7-12mm Mix 8 Inch
10FP525-LH

1 ST $24.95 ($24.95 per ST)

2 ST $44.00 ($22.00 per ST)

3 ST $58.70 ($19.57 per ST)

4 ST $74.90 ($18.73 per ST)

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Pearl Coin 10mm Dark Iris Mix #1
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10FP525-MC

1 ST $11.95 ($11.95 per ST)

2 ST $20.00 ($10.00 per ST)

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Pearl Coin 10mm Dark Iris Mix #2
Picture of 10FP526-MC, Pearl Coin 10mm Dark Iris Mix #2
10FP526-MC

1 ST $11.95 ($11.95 per ST)

2 ST $20.00 ($10.00 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Hole Light Grey 10mm Average 8 In
Picture of 10FP604-LH, Pearl 2mm Hole Light Grey 10mm Average 8 In
10FP604-LH

1 ST $22.50 ($22.50 per ST)

2 ST $38.85 ($19.43 per ST)

3 ST $49.50 ($16.50 per ST)

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Pearl 2mm Hole White 9-10mm Average 8 In
Picture of 10FP611-LH, Pearl 2mm Hole White 9-10mm Average 8 In
10FP611-LH

1 ST $22.50 ($22.50 per ST)

2 ST $38.85 ($19.43 per ST)

3 ST $49.50 ($16.50 per ST)

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Freshwater Pearl Rhinestone Round 10mm
Picture of 10FP612-RS, Freshwater Pearl Rhinestone Round 10mm
10FP612-RS

1 PC $2.35 ($2.35 per PC)

4 PC $7.05 ($1.76 per PC)

12 PC $17.40 ($1.45 per PC)

38 PC $52.40 ($1.38 per PC)

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Pearl 2mm Hole White 9-10mm Average 8 In
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10FP613-LH

1 ST $22.50 ($22.50 per ST)

2 ST $38.85 ($19.43 per ST)

3 ST $49.50 ($16.50 per ST)

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Pearl Potato Ridge 9x11mm Average Black Iris
Picture of 11FP309-PR, Pearl Potato Ridge 9x11mm Average Black Iris
11FP309-PR

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato 8x11mm Average Light Gold
Picture of 11FP352-P, Pearl Potato 8x11mm Average Light Gold
11FP352-P

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato 11mm Average Gold
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11FP354-P

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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Pearl Potato 9x11mm Average Midnight Blue
Picture of 11FP369-P, Pearl Potato 9x11mm Average Midnight Blue
11FP369-P

1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $16.70 ($8.35 per ST)

3 ST $20.65 ($6.88 per ST)

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