Cultured pearls can be from saltwater or freshwater mollusks. Pearl farmers introduce a shell bead into the oyster or mussel and the mollusk deposits layers of nacre around the bead. Many people use the term cultured pearls to refer only to pearls produced from saltwater oysters. However, the process to make freshwater pearls is the same. The correct usage is freshwater cultured pearls or saltwater cultured pearls.

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Freshwater Pearl Silver Necklace with Ruby Zoisite & Peach Aventurine

This necklace is 16" Long. The pearls are 12mm. The gemstone beads are 10m & 8mm

Sodalite & Freshwater Pearl Silver Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet

This necklace is 16.5" the drop is 3.5". The bracelet is 7.5". The bracelet can also be used to make the necklace 24". The earrings are a little over 2"