Opposite to saltwater pearls, freshwater pearls come from fresh water rather than sea water. More than 98% of today’s freshwater pearls are cultured meaning the pearls are manually cultured instead of naturally.
The formation of freshwater pearls is nearly the same as the formation of cultured saltwater pearls. The process of culturing a pearl can be described as natural with some human intervention. The pearl cultivation is probably one the most incredible technology in recent human history. Because of it, the pearl has become accessible to many more people in the world who loves them!
Freshwater pearl has the most variety and shapes of all, including round, keishi, baroque, coin and many more. The technology of cultivating freshwater pearls has been matured over the years and can produce as good quality pearl as saltwater ones, which marks an incredible step in the pearl’s history.
Owning a string of pearl necklace is not difficult anymore, even having ‘strings of strings of pearl’ is not a dream anymore --pearls can truly be girls’ best friend! Diamond technically is only dead animal from millions years ago but pearl means life --every pearl is a unique life! Cultivation only means human is helping to create this life rather than just god! and pearls will never die, it will only gain more life with human’s wearing!
If you don’t have a freshwater pearl necklace yet, get one today! Lustrous Jewellery has hundreds of pearl necklace designs featuring all different types of pearls and some combined pearls with gemstones to a spectacular effect. If you already own a freshwater pearl necklace, why don’t have another string, probably a different type of pearl, to enjoy the beauty and life of pearls to full!