At PearlStop.com, our natural color freshwater cultured pearls are round and of the highest quality of natural colored freshwater pearls available on the market today. Looking at the history of the freshwater pearls you can note that initially they were rice-shaped pearls. Over time, through trial and error and just plain experience they have been able to improve the culturing process of the freshwater mussel. Now the natural colored freshwater pearls can be found mostly round,droped shape as well as baroque with smooth skins and high luster.
The majority of the natural colored freshwater pearls come from China, and are the product of a complicated process in which a single mussel can be harvested many times, producing several pearls at once. Because the same mussel can produce many pearls at a time, it significantly reduces the time that must be invested in matching the pearls to create a consistent strand in terms of color and luster. Also, the freshwater mollusk creates two natural colors in addition to white, peach and lavender. The combination of these two colors create a rainbow of natural color freshwater pearls available on the market.