This stylish 16 inch necklace is composed of off-round (AAA) 6.5-7.0 mm black freshwater pearls. The pearls are perfectly matched, have a smooth surface, and a color-treated bodycolor featuring various dark hues and subtle overtones. Each pearl is individually knotted on twin silk and finished with a solid 14-karat gold clasp. Our freshwater pearls really are different. Have you ever examined a strand of freshwater pearls in a jewelry or department store? If yes, we would be willing to bet the pearls were shaped like potatoes, didn't really shine and had blemishes. This is known in the trade as commercial quality . This is the quality the three largest freshwater pearl wholesalers in the USA sell almost exclusively. They supply nearly every large retail chain in the United States. If you follow our blog you will see we are different. Our CEO, his wife and one team member travel to Asia at least three times per year purchasing directly from pearl producers and processors, hand-selecting every piece we carry. We purchase no commercial quality pearls - only fine. We carry the finest quality freshwater pearls available in Asia. Our freshwater pearls really are different - we guarantee it.
As black is not a naturally occurring color in freshwater pearls, the pearls have been treated with a permanent organic dye to achieve their dark coloration.