Sands of Time Designs - Handmade Jewellery

Grade AAA Short Diamond Shaped Freshwater Pearls

$48.00 inc GST.

2 in stock

Item: Short Diamond Shape Freshwater Pearls
Size: 12~13mm Wide x 14~17mm Long
Hole: 0.7mm
Quality: Grade AAA
Strand: 15.5″ to 16″
Beads per strand: Approx. 27 Pearls

Biwa pearls are small, unusually shaped cultured pearls from the freshwater mussels of Lake Biwa, Japan. First produced in the 1930s, their quality rivaled that of both natural and cultured saltwater pearls, and they were far less expensive to own. For many years any freshwater pearl was called a Biwa, regardless of its provenance.