Is shipping free?
Yes, shipping is free on all orders shipping within the USA.
Where do the Freshwater pearls come from?
Our Freshwater pearls are cultured in China, and we purchase them by attending the auctions in Hong Kong.
Are these Freshwater pearls cultured or natural?
All of our pearls are cultured pearls, meaning that the oysters have had human assistance in getting nacre production started. A wild or natural pearl, forms without any human intervention. Usually it is a parasite or bit of organic material that gets lodged within the oyster’s soft body and irritates the animal into secreting nacre in order to smooth over the invader.
Are these colors natural?
Yes! Cultured Freshwater pearls come in a variety of all natural colors, unless specifically stated as otherwise. We carry natural Pink, Peach, Lavender and White pearls, along with metallic color-shifting varieties that will feature exotic overtones of gold, bronze, green, orange and magenta! Our black Freshwater pearls are dyed, and are noted as Color-Treated in the product description. The colors range from a faded denim blue to deep violet/lavender and the pearls feature intense iridescence that is very beautiful!