This elegant bracelet is made of fresh water pearls threaded with cotton waxed thread and a coconut wood flower toggle clasp. This bracelet is the perfect accessory for any occasion! Dress is up for an elegant night out or match it with a cute beachy summer outfit. Simple and Classy! Wonderful gift for a loved one or yourself! Comes with gift box. About Freshwater Cultured Pearls These pearls are gathered from freshwater lake and river mollusks. Most Freshwater pearls come from China and they can be mostly round to off-round, or rice-shaped to baroque. They look similar to Akoya pearls, but are the perfect gift when on a budget. They might be slightly less symmetrical, smaller, or not as easily matched, but these minor differences provide a major value for the price. Pearls are produced naturally in the body of salt and freshwater mollusks, such as oysters and mussels. When these animals sense an irritant, such as a grain of sand, they produce a soft coating of calcium carbonate substance around it. The result is a pearl. Because perfectly round, naturally produced pearls are so rare, a process known as cultivation was developed by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early 1900s. A small bead of polished shell, the nucleus, is used as an irritant and delicately inserted into the mantle of a mollusk. It takes approximately 20-24 months of intensive husbandry to cultivate a saltwater pearl and somewhat less time to cultivate freshwater pearls. The harvest usually takes place during the months of June and September.
Naturally produced freshwater pearls.
Bracelet Length: 7 inches Bracelet Width: 0.62 inches