Browse our selection of loose cultured pearls; from pink freshwater pearls to red pearls, and more. Our cultured pearls are available in a range of shapes and sizes, with a hardness of just 2.5 on the Moh’s scale. Pearls, although extremely fragile, have a beautiful lustre and continue to be a popular stone to use amongst professional jewellery makers. Browse our entire range of loose pearls below.
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Since natural freshwater pearls are becoming increasingly rare, the production of cultured pearls has expanded since the nineteenth century. Cultured pearls are created using molluscs that have a bead or piece of tissue inserted into them which is then left to produce the pearls over several years.
The beautiful iridescent lustre of a loose pearl is due to the interference of light reflected from the thin layers of nacre which cover the pearl’s surface. Historically, pearls have been seen as a symbol of innocence, faith and purity. Pearl jewellery is perfect for sophisticated occasions, and is quite popular amongst jewellers for use in creating a pearl set, either for a celebratory pearl bracelet or drop earring collection. Be creative; use several colours of pearls within your jewellery design, especially when trying out a more modern look.
We currently stock round and pear-shaped loose pearl gemstones, with different pearl colours available. This includes white, grey, pink, brown, and multi-coloured options, ranging in sizes from 1mm to 7mm.
Do you need more information regarding freshwater pearl beads in your jewellery designs? Then contact our expert advisors on 0345 100 1122 today. Or take a look at our other loose stones available in a number of colours and cuts.
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