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Cultured pearls

Cultured pearls 

FrancePerles offers you a large choice of quality cultured pearls. You can find cultured pearls, freshwater pearls, Tahitian pearls and many other cultured pearls as well as mother of pearl. We also have cultured pearls made of other natural materials for your different creations.

Each pearl is unique, size and color may vary from one piece to another

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  • Freshwater cultured pearls bead strand

    Since pearls are organic matter, each one is unique and may differ from the photo. Freshwater pearls are cultured pearls (where man intervenes by grafting to allow the mollusk to secrete nacre and produce a pearl). These pearls are produced only by pearl mussels and are characterized by a thick, high quality nacre, resulting in very round pearls. Freshwater pearls offer a palette of subtle colors in shades of cream, gold, pink, champagne, white... China is currently the world's largest producer of freshwater pearls and these Chinese pearls are known for their magnificent luster and beautiful quality. The first freshwater pearls were cultivated in Lake Biwa in Japan, which is why they are still sometimes called "Biwa pearls".

    The length of the threads can vary from 1 to 3cm.

  • Freshwater Cultured Pearls à l'unité

    Since cultured pearls are organic material, each one is unique and may differ from the photo. Freshwater pearls are cultured pearls (where man intervenes by grafting to allow the mollusk to secrete nacre and produce a pearl). These pearls are produced only by pearl mussels and are characterized by a thick, high quality nacre, resulting in very round pearls. Freshwater pearls offer a palette of subtle colors in shades of cream, gold, pink, champagne, white... China is currently the world's largest producer of freshwater pearls and these Chinese pearls are known for their magnificent luster and beautiful quality. The first freshwater pearls were cultivated in Lake Biwa in Japan, which is why they are still sometimes called "Biwa pearls".

  • Akoya cultured pearls

    These are the traditional Japanese cultured pearls (although more are starting to be produced in China). They have been obtained for over a century by introducing a graft into sea oysters(Pinctada fucata and Pinctada martensi), and are between 2 and 9 mm in diameter. They are naturally yellow, green and cream, but are reprocessed to become champagne, white or silver.

  • Pearls of the South Seas

    South Sea pearls are pearls of exceptional quality with a whitish color. Much larger than the average pearl. They are produced on the northwest coast of Australia since the end of the 19th century. These are the largest diameter pearls and they are the rarest and most extraordinary pearls you will find in jewelry. They are also extremely clean, and full of plankton. They are found between the northern coast of Australia and the southern coast of China. These pearls are much larger than Akoya or freshwater pearls. Because of this, they are the most unique and luxurious pearls in the world.

  • Tahitian cultured pearls

    The pearl being an organic material, each of them is unique and can present some differences with the photo. Tahitian cultured pearls are grown in the seas of this small archipelago and produced by large oysters called Pinctada Margaritifera. The black lips of this mollusk are, in part, responsible for the color so characteristic of Tahitian pearls. The shades are varied: eggplant, intense green, blue, golden, silver and sometimes even "peacock feather". Tahitian pearls are particularly appreciated because of the color of their mother-of-pearl, which gives a more modern look to the jewelry.

  • Pearls bead strand

    The nacre being an organic material, each of them is unique and can present some differences with the picture. The nacre covers the inside of the shellfish which also produces nacre to defend itself when a foreign element penetrates its shell, thus giving a pearl. The colors of the nacre vary according to the mollusc of origin. We can find different shades of pink, a pure white, a silver-gray with multicolored reflections ... The mother-of-pearl allows to create delicate jewels and whose color plays with the light.

  • Mother of pearl by unit

    The nacre being an organic material, each of them is unique and can present some differences with the picture. The nacre covers the inside of the shellfish which also produces nacre to defend itself when a foreign element penetrates its shell, thus giving a pearl. The colors vary depending on the mollusc of origin. We can find different shades of pink, a pure white, a silver-gray with multicolored reflections ... The mother-of-pearl makes it possible to create delicate jewels and whose color plays with the light.

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