Freshwater pearls larger than 9.0 mm are among the largest freshwater pearls produced today. In this size range, they are much larger than the typical saltwater akoya pearl. The only pearls commonly produced that are larger, are South Sea and Tahitian pearls. Freshwater pearls are grown without a bead implant, so they are rarely round. The freshwater pearls we offer, however, are the roundest, finest quality available on the market today.