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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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?





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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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