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October 15, 2021

Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates: Black Freshwater Pearls - What Your Need to Know

 

 

Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates for Pearl Science Fashion and Customer FAQs

 

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PurePearls.com News Updates for Pearl Science and Commonly Asked Questions

 

BLACK FRESHWATER PEARL FAQs

Black Freshwater Pearl FAQs

Cultured in China using the Hyriopsis cumingii pearl mussel, Freshwater pearls range in size from 2.0-3.0mm up to 11.0-12.0mm, and even larger these days.

Any quality Freshwater pearl can be selected for the color-treatment process, so you'll find A-AAA Quality Black Freshwater pearls available (caveat - Gem Quality Freshwater pearls will very rarely be dyed; these pearls are too valuable for color-treatments).

Black Freshwater pearls are color-treated, usually dyed.

 

Black Freshwater Pearl Colors

 

Popular overtones are: Iridescent "Peacock", Blue-Green, Denim Blue, Violet and Copper.  

The color-treatment process is STABLE, so these pearls won't fade, turn or discolor unless intentionally mistreated and exposed to harsh chemicals.

I've noticed a tiny "speckling" of black spots on MANY Black Freshwater pearls upon very close, careful inspection which appears to be unique to this pearl type and color-treatment effects. 

Freshwater pearls have a wide variety of shapes. The most common and distinctive are potato shapes, or off-round / oval shapes. The higher-up in quality these pearls get, the rounder the pearl shapes will be. The majority of Black Freshwater pearls are going to be Off-Round to Ovalish to Near-Round in shape 

I hope this short post illuminates some of the Black Freshwater pearl's most distinctive attributes. Which coloration is your favorite?

 

XO

~Ashley 

 

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Pearl Product Spotlight: Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace, 8.0-9.0mm

 

Freshwater pearls so colorful and pretty they can't be missed - a PurePearls.com favorite. This fine Black Freshwater pearl necklace graduates from 8.5-9.0mm and features highly iridescent, color-treated Black Freshwater pearls that are guaranteed to dazzle. 

Select either AA+ Quality, or upgrade to AAA for even brighter luster and more uniformly round pearls. Each necklace is made by hand, to order here in our Los Angeles, CA workshop, and is double-knotted on matching black silk, finished with a 14K Gold clasp of your choice.

Your new Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace arrives in a pretty Presentation Box for you to keep, and is accompanied by a GIA Graduate Prepared Retail Appraisal and Pearl Care Instructions.

 

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