As Coco Chanel said…”a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls”
We couldn’t agree more!
All of the freshwater pearls on this page are natural pearls that are cultured by pearl farmers in China using mussels kept in lakes and ponds. The mussel, irritated by an intruder in its shell, tries to cover the irritant with secretes of nacre. This is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl. Natural (non farmed) pearls consist of nearly 100%nacre. In cultured pearls, the irritant is typically a cut piece of the mantle.
Freshwater pearls come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colours (some of the brighter colours that you see on these pages will have been dyed). Freshwater pearls differ from saltwater pearls in that they are grown in lakes by mussels as opposed to being grown by oysters in oceans.
We buy all of our freshwater pearls directly from the Chinese pearl dealer that we have been doing business with for many years and know that our pearls are drilled with a hole of approx 0.6mm which means that a Griffin silk cord in sizes 3-4 is ideal for knotting these pearls.
Our pearls are priced according to their grade e.g. with the lower priced pearls it is normal to expect some lines, inclusions and colour variations. With our higher A Grade and AA Grade pearls you can expect a rounder, smoother finish with less inclusions and a very even colour. Our pearls are sold by the strand which measure approx 15-16 inches in length.
Service rating : Very quick delivery and excellent quality beads. Product : Only 4 stars because some of the beads were a little smaller than others. This is very unusual.
15 hours ago
My order arrived quickly, very pretty made up but had problem with 1 of the beads sent off e-mail with details, replacement bead .arrived next days post EXCELLENT customer relations, well done!!!!!!
will purchase again, thankyou
20 hours ago
got on time .... very happy with the service Thank you !
1 day ago
Service rating : Beads arrived very quickly even though I asked for 2nd class post. I do not seem to have much luck trying to order things on website,so l always end up phoning with my order.everyone l speak to is very friendly and helpfulandalthough my orders are usually small l don't feel as if it's any trouble at all. Thankyou Spoilt ROtten Beads. Product : They were just what l wanted to make a wrap ladder bracelet
1 day ago
Service rating : Really helpful with my problem when I contacted them by phone. Problem with internet payment. Got my order very quickly, so will look at their site again. Product : A great pair of side cutters. Good quality.