Freshwater Pearl Education

Freshwater Pearl Education

Freshwater pearls are the organic gems created by freshwater mussels in sources like rivers and ponds. Freshwater pearls can be natural or cultured. The first country to grow cultured pearls was Japan. The lustrous birthstone of June found their mention in almost all cultural myths and historically remained desirable by royals, merchants, explorers and traders. Almost all the pearls obtained today are from the cultured pearl farms.

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Why We Love Freshwater Pearl


Organic Gem

Pearls are not only nature’s creation but an organism and are the result of years of layer deposition. Their luster tells a story of years of biological activity.


Enchanting Luster

The enchanting luster of freshwater pearls is what makes people fall in love with this organic birthstone of June.


Symbolism & Meaning

Pearls symbolize sincerity and are believed to enhance integrity, bring forward truth and advance the wearer in wisdom.


Quality Factors



The body color of pearl is available in number of hues ranging from black, silver, white, white rosé, gold or pink.



The sizes of freshwater pearls can vary from 3 mm to 13 mm and on rare occasion can even be larger. Increase of 1 mm can exponentially increase the prices.



Luster is the glow that comes from within a freshwater pearl through the nacre layers. By far, it is the most important factor to define the grade of pearls.



The smoother the surface of the nacre layer is the higher is the grade of the freshwater pearl and more is the price it will fetch.



How is a Freshwater Pearl formed?

In nature, all the mollusks can produce pearls when a microscopic organism gets trapped inside its shell. In response to this foreign entry the mollusk starts to deposit layers of calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite.

What is difference between cultured and natural Freshwater Pearls?

Freshwater Pearls are formed as a defense mechanism of mollusks when an irritant gets trapped inside the mollusk. In case of natural pearls, the formation takes place naturally but it is not the case with cultured pearls, which are formed with the help of human intervention when an irritant is introduced in the mollusks.

Where do Freshwater Pearls come from?

Freshwater Pearls are largely produced by China. They are also culture-grown in countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and Myanmar.

How to take care of Freshwater Pearls Ring?

When it comes to Freshwater Pearl Ring, the simple rule of thumb is to wear them last and take off first. Use of hairspray, lotion or perfume can dull the luster of the pearl. After their use, wipe them with soft tissue or cloth before putting them back. The organic gem must be kept in soft cloth bag to help them breathe.

What is a Freshwater Pearl certification?

The most common Freshwater Pearl Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an Freshwater Pearl in all of its characteristics.
Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much can a 1 Carat Freshwater Pearl cost?

On an average, a freshwater pearl can fetch an average price of $30-$50 per carat.


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