Browse our selection of loose cultured pearls; from pink freshwater pearls to red pearl stones 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. Pearl gemstones, although extremely fragile, have a beautiful lustre and continue to be a popular stone to use amongst professional jewellery makers. If you’re looking to create pearl jewellery, browse our entire range of loose pearl stones below.
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At Cooksongold, we have a wide selection of loose cultured pearls on offer. But what is a cultured pearl when compared to freshwater pearls for jewellery making? While natural freshwater pearls are becoming increasingly rare, the production of cultured pearls has expanded since the nineteenth century to provide an accessible alternative. Cultured pearls are manmade by inserting a small bead into the mollusc, which is then left to produce the pearls over several years – whereas natural freshwater pearls grow without any human intervention.
The beautiful iridescent lustre of a loose pearl comes from the interference of light reflected from the thin layers of nacre, which cover the pearl stone’s surface. Historically, pearls have been seen as a symbol of innocence, faith and purity. Jewellery made with pearl gemstones 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. When using cultured pearls in your designs, be creative; use several colours of loose 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. The collection includes white, grey, pink, brown and multi-coloured options, ranging in sizes from 1mm to 7mm.
Do you need more information regarding using loose pearl stones in your jewellery designs? Then contact our expert advisors today. Or take a look at our other loose stones available in a number of colours and cuts.
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