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Freshwater pearls

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Here you will find our collection of our scenic real freshwater pearls. We have everything from the classic baroque pearl to the popular rice pearl. The freshwater pearls also come in several colours. Here there are, among other things, the absolutely fantastic white pearl, but if you are looking for something that really lifts your jewelery to new heights, take a look at our freshwater pearls in the colors pink, blue or our mixed strings.

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Freshwater pearls

Baroque freshwater pearls - the popular choice

One of the most popular and common sets of the time freshwater pearls in today's design jewellery. Baroque pearls are characterized by their irregular and non-spherical shape. This means that you will get a very special expression in your jewelery if you choose to mix it with either the smaller or large baroque freshwater pearls.

You will not find two baroque freshwater pearls that are alike in expression. which is also why they are some of the trendiest pearls in these times when it's all about standing out.

Keshi freshwater pearls - The beautiful natural pearl with a shine

Keshi ferskvandsperler er en anden type af ferskvandsperler, som er kendetegnet ved deres utrolige glans. 

I udseende og form kan den minde lidt om de barokke ferskvandsperler, men der hvor en keshi ferskvandsperle skiller sig ud, er ved den ekstraordinære glans som hver enkelte perle besidder. 

Et andet punkt hvor keshi ferskvandsperler er anderledes end de andre, er at de ofte produceres ved et tilfælde. Ofte er perler kultiveret, hvilket betyder at mennesker har haft en hånd med ind over produktionen af ferskvandsperlerne. I keshi ferskvandsperlers tilfælde, har mennesker ikke været inde og indsætte bløddyrs væv i muslingen. Her dannes ferskvandsperlerne ved et “uheld”, hvilket betyder at der ikke er indsat noget i muslingen som skal kickstarte perle produktionsprocessen. 

Biwa freshwater pearls - the natural pearl with history

This type of freshwater pearls are the ancestors of what we know today as freshwater pearls. For decades, freshwater pearls were called biwa pearls, due to the fact that the legendary Kokichi Mikimoto perfected freshwater pearl production and then got almost the exclusive right to distribute biwa freshwater pearls to the whole world.

When you buy biwa baroque pearls today, you are buying freshwater pearls produced in Lake Biwa, which is located in Japan. This is the characteristic for biwa freshwater pearls. They are the ancestors of today's freshwater pearl designation and various forms of biwa pearls are still produced.

What makes it unique is that biwa freshwater pearls are only produced in Lake Biwa in Japan.

Rice freshwater pearls - The beautiful and charming natural pearl

Another form of freshwater pearls you can find at us, are our rice freshwater pearls. They come in the incredibly charming rice shape, which can vary in different sizes. Rice freshwater pearls are typically cultured like many other of the world's freshwater pearls.

Rice freshwater pearls stand out because they are often available in very small sizes, which can give your jewelry an elegant look.

Potato freshwater pearls - your way to a bargain

If you know freshwater pearls, you know also what a potato freshwater pearl is. The beautiful shape of freshwater pearls is a pearl that can spice up any piece of jewelry.
The thing with potato freshwater pearls is that they can be mistaken for certain Akoya pearls, which are the top of the pop for freshwater pearls.

It also means you get a pearl that looks like a million more a fraction of the price. In fact, this is where you can make some of the biggest savings, relative to the value of the pearl. On average, potato freshwater pearls cost a fifth of what similarly expensive freshwater pearls cost. This is purely because their shape doesn't fit in the three normal categorizations of freshwater pearls which are spherical, baroque and symmetrical pearls.

Coin freshwater pearls - The special and round natural pearls

Coin freshwater pearls is where you can really be allowed to create jewelry that stands out from others.

Coin freshwater pearls are characterized by their coin shape, hence their name, coin. This shape is achieved by freshwater pearl farmers inserting a flat piece of mollusc tissue into a mussel and otherwise letting the mussel and time do their work.

In the end it ends up in a perfect coin shaped coin freshwater pearl, which is so incredibly different from all other types of pearls available today .

Harlequin freshwater pearls - diamond natural pearl

Here you will find one of the best-selling freshwater pearls with us. Our elegant harlequin freshwater pearls.

The shape is so unique and gives an expression for one's jewelry that is unlike all other types of pearls and precious stones. Our harlequin freshwater pearls are, as I said, characterized by the incredible diamond shape that it has. The pearl is again a cultured freshwater pearl and here an incredible invention has really been made, when it comes to pearl shapes. Harlequin freshwater pearls are some of the most difficult pearls to produce and require both patience and the hand of a skilled freshwater pearl farmer to achieve the perfect result.

How are freshwater pearls produced?

Most of the world's freshwater pearls are today designated as cultured pearls, which means they are produced in freshwater pearl farms around the world. The process is characterized by a mussel having between 24 and 32 pieces of mollusc tissue implanted in it. This process is called nucleation and takes between 2-7 years before it has been produced freshwater pearls which can be used for jewellery.

When the freshwater pearls are to be harvested, a sorting takes place of the pearls, where they are sorted according to size, shape, color and quality. The pearls are then sold either as loose freshwater pearls or as strings, which are then sent out into the world so they can be used in jewellery.

Freshwater pearls for jewelry making

Today freshwater pearls are primarily used for jewelry making . Here they are one of the most popular addition to jewelry.

It is not abnormal to be able to go to a jewelry store and find freshwater pearl earrings, or necklaces with freshwater pearls. One of today's biggest trends is pearl necklaces made of freshwater pearls. It is, among other things, large baroque freshwater pearls that have made their way into the fashion world because they provide this unique and different look.

Generally speaking, freshwater pearl jewelry is a timeless piece of jewelry that over time can achieve incredible value if the pearls are of good quality and taken care of.

Take care of your freshwater pearls

Take care of the pearls' beautiful shine - Keep them away from perfume, hairspray and the like.

Clean your jewelry regularly. The only thing they require is lukewarm water and a cloth to wipe them off. It helps maintain that beautiful shine.

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