Freshwater pearls are a kind of pearl that comes from freshwater mussels. They are produced in Japan, China and the United States.
Freshwater pearls cover a wider range of colors and shapes than any other pearl type. Originally these pearls were marketed as a lower quality, inexpensive alternative to Akoya pearls. For this reason, jewelry designers traditionally used freshwater pearls for pieces that favored design over the gems themselves. However, since the 1990s, a class of freshwater pearls that are round and lustrous have emerged which rival Akoya pearls in both quality and value. Freshwater pearls cover the widest range of options for pearl buyers in size, shape and color and gem quality freshwater pearls. In the last 2years, Realshoppee have been providing affordable, high-quality, classic, elegant and stylish pearl jewelry designs at up to 40 percent below retail prices. This includes pearl necklaces, pearl pendants, pearl watches and magnetic pearl jewelry.
Generally speaking, freshwater pearls are very popular with younger people and designers. Because freshwater pearls are solid nacre, they are also quite durable, resisting chipping, wear, and degeneration.