This elegant bracelet is made of fresh water pearls threaded with a durable waxed cotton thread and a coconut wood flower toggle clasp. About Freshwater Cultured Pearls– These pearls are gathered from freshwater lake and river mollusks & look similar to Akoya pearls. Our Freshwater Pearls have allot of character with their asymmetrical shape, and gorgeous mirror-like luster attributed to the thick nacre. The coconut wood bracelet accentuates the natural beauty of these pearls, & is sure to make a lasting impression!
How Our Pearls Are Sourced
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