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Cultured pearls 

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FrancePerles offers a large choice of cultured pearls such as Tahiti Peals, Akoya, different cultured fresh water pearls as well as cultured mother-of-pearl. We also have cultured pearls made of other natural materials for your other creations.

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Because pearls are organic matters, each pearl is unique and can have some differences with the photo. Fresh water pearls are cultured pearls that only comes from specific mussels. Those pearls are characterized by a thick and high quality mother-of-pearl. They're also famous for being very round and having a really nice shape. Fresh water pearls offer many subtle colors and delicate hues such as cream, golden, pinkish, champagne, white... China is now the first producer of fresh water pearls in the world and these chinese pearls are renowned for their gorgeous lustre and very good quality. The first fresh water pearls came from the Biwa lake in Japan, that's why they're sometimes (still) called "Biwa Pearls".

Because pearls are organic matters, each pearl is unique and can have some differences with the photo. Fresh water pearls are cultured pearls that only comes from specific mussels. Those pearls are characterized by a thick and high quality mother-of-pearl. They're also famous for being very round and having a really nice shape. Fresh water pearls offer many subtle colors and delicate hues such as cream, golden, pinkish, champagne, white... China is now the first producer of fresh water pearls in the world and these chinese pearls are renowned for their gorgeous lustre and very good quality. The first fresh water pearls came from the Biwa lake in Japan, that's why they're sometimes (still) called "Biwa Pearls".

Because pearls are organic matters, each pearl is unique and can have some differences with the photo. Cultured Tahiti Pearls are cultured pearls that come from french polynesia and are only produced by an Oyster called Pinctada Margaritifera. The black lip of this oyster give these special colors to the tahiti pearl. There are many hues such as intense green, blue,"eggplant", golden, silver and sometimes the dazzling "peacock". Tahiti pearls are particularly appreciated because their shades give a very modern look to every jewels.

They are the cultured pearls of Japanese tradition (but he(it) begins to occur more in China). They are obtained for more than a century by introduction of a transplant in sea oysters (Pinctada fucata and Pinctada martensi), and make between 2 and 9 mm in diameter. They are naturally yellow, green and cremate, but are redeemed(pensioned off) to become champagne, white or silvery.

Because mother-of-pearl is an organic matter, each piece is unique and can have some differences with the photo. Mother-of-pearl covers the inside of the shell and the mollusk also products it when a foreign element penetrate its shell, creating a pearl. Mother-of-pearl colors is due to its mollusk. There are different shades of pink, silver-grey with iridescence, and pure white as well... Mother-of-pearl is much appreciated when creating delicate jewellery pieces that play with light.

Because mother-of-pearl is an organic matter, each piece is unique and can have some differences with the photo. Mother-of-pearl covers the inside of the shell and the mollusk also products it when a foreign element penetrate its shell, creating a pearl. Mother-of-pearl colors is due to its mollusk. There are different shades of pink, silver-grey with iridescence, and pure white as well... Mother-of-pearl is much appreciated when creating delicate jewellery pieces that play with light.

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