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 : beads arrived promptly, packaged well and were what i required Product : they were exactly what i ordered
2 hours ago
When one item I ordered was unavailable they immediately contacted me offering something similar or a refund and were also willing to change something I had mistakenly ordered. Fast, helpful, efficient service and I'll be happy to shop with them again.
6 hours ago
Service rating : The website is very clear and the service was quick. Items were very well packaged. This is the first time I have bought one of their beading kits and I am extremely happy with it. Product : The colours were just as illustrated and the items look to be high quality. The instructional YouTube that is available was excellent and made things clear
7 hours ago
Great service and products. Would love to have a more eco option for packaging. Like paper bags or wee envelopes for the beads rather than plastic.
8 hours ago
Service rating : Beads arrived quickly and what I ordered met my expectations. Would use this company again. Product : Just what I wanted and looks good
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