Pearls they never go out of fashion. They are the classic jewellery you need and what better way to invest in them than to buy freshwater pearls to add a touch of vintage style to your look.

Freshwater pearls are available in a variety of shapes, colours and even sizes, making them both attractive in pricing and preferred by jewellery designers, shoppers and pearl connoisseurs alike. They differ from a seawater pearl in that it is cultivated in freshwater lakes and ponds. Championed in the early 20th century by French fashion icon, Coco Chanel, pearls have always been here to stay. Freshwater pearls are known as the most common of all pearls and are produced in mussels in freshwater like a man-made lake or river bed. They take a shorter duration to form and are produced in larger quantities. For example, one can harvest as many as 30 pearls from a single mussel.

Key Features of Freshwater Pearls

Lustre

Freshwater pearls have a distinctive surface texture and aren't as lustrous as seawater pearls. This is because it has a thicker nacre coating than seawater pearls which makes it less glossy. The nacre also makes it much more durable.

Shape & Colour

Unlike seawater pearls that are perfectly round and available in only a few colours, freshwater pearls are produced in a wider variety of shapes and colours too. They are available in natural pastel colours such as pink, purple and almost every shade in between.

Price

Freshwater pearls are much more affordable than seawater pearls and are produced at a faster rate too. For example, freshwater pearls are almost 1/5th the price of Akoya seawater pearls. Go ahead, shop from our curated edit; the world is your oyster. Like this article? Also read: Here's What You Need To Know About Seawater Pearls Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.com

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