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Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

10mm Pink Floating Pearl Necklace 10mm Pink Floating Pearl Necklace save
£160.00
£128.00
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Gold Threaded Single Pink Pearl Necklace This type of necklce has the pearl 'floating' on a fine 9ct Gold chain. This naturally coloured pink freshwater or river pearl is a large one at 10mm, and it is just off round with fabulous lustre. The 9ct Gold chain is 18 inches or 45cm long.
11 to 12mm Multicoloured Pink Pearl Necklace 11 to 12mm Multicoloured Pink Pearl Necklace save
£799.00
£639.20
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11 to 12mm Pink and White Freshwater Pearl Necklace The beauty of this necklace is in in array of different shades of pink, including pale peach and lilac. All are completely natural colours. The interspersed white pearls really contrast against the pink and give the necklace real depth of colour. The Freshwater pearls are near round and large at between 11mm and 12mm in diameter. Strung on silk,…
11 to 13mm Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace 11 to 13mm Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£329.00
£263.20
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11 to 13mm Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Sterling Silver Clasp These are the largest black pearls that we have at the moment. They are big at over 12mm in the centre front of the necklace and they are slightly off round and they do have some surface imperfections as you can see in the detail image, but this just shows they are real pearl! They still look round when you wear them though as y…
13mm to over 15mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace 13mm to over 15mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£1,199.00
£959.20
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Large Freshwater Pearl Necklace with 13mm to over 15mm Pearls These pearls are big! They are neucleated Freshwater Pearls, a relatively new way of culturing freshwater pearls which results in some big pearls intended to imitate South Sea pearls, but at a fraction of the price. These are not completely perfect, they do have surface imperfections, but as you can see from the image they look stunning…
16 Inch Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace 16 Inch Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£120.00
£96.00
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16" Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Sterling Silver Clasp If you are looking for a good quality pink freshwater pearl necklace but with a silver clasp rather than a gold one, then this is an excellent choice. The beautiful pearls are almost round in shape,and are just over 7mm in size and the necklace is 16 inches / 42cm long. The pearls are strung thread which has been knotted between each pe…
20 Inch Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace 20 Inch Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£139.00
£111.20
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20" 7mm Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Sterling Silver Clasp This is a great option for a good quality black pearl necklace with a Sterling Silver Clasp rather than a gold one. The pearls are almost round approzimately 7.5mm in diameter and the necklace is longer than the average 18 inch at 20” / 51cm long. The pearls are strung on black silk thread which has been knotted between each pearl…
22 Inch Classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace 22 Inch Classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£165.00
£132.00
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22" Matinee Length White Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Sterling Silver Clasp This is a great quality freshwater pearl necklace with a Sterling Silver toggle style clasp. The beautiful pearls are almost round in shape, and are approximately 7.5mm in diameter, the necklace is 22” / 55cm long. The pearls are strung on silk thread which has been knotted between each pearl to protect them. The clasp i…
5to 9mm Graduated Pearl Necklace with White Gold Clasp 5to 9mm Graduated Pearl Necklace with White Gold Clasp save
£475.00
£380.00
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Graduated Pearl Necklace with 9ct White Gold Clasp A timeless classic! A strand of creamy white pearls that increase very gradually in size from 5mm at the back to 9mm at the front. These freshwater or river pearls are round (more unusual for freshwater pearls) with no blemishes and they have a beautiful lustre to them. They have knots between the pearls which both ensures they don't rub together,…
7mm Classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace with 9ct Gold Clasp 7mm Classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace with 9ct Gold Clasp save
£199.00
£159.20
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Freshwater Pearl Necklace with 9ct Gold Clasp A very classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace, every girl should have one in her jewellery box! The freshwater pearls are just off round but they have excellent surface quality and a beautiful lustre. This necklace is 18 inches long which is the most popular length. PLEASE NOTE - clasp designs can vary
9 to 10 mm Blue Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace 9 to 10 mm Blue Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£225.00
£180.00
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9 to 10mm Blue Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Silver Clasp Beautiful shades of blue with hints of green! Still classsed as black pearls, these off round blue 9 to 10mm freshwater pearls are larger than average, but not enormous so they will suit most people. Strung on black silk, the necklace is 18 inches long ansd has a Sterling Silver Bolt ring clasp so if you do want it a little longer yo…
9ct Gold Necklace with Scattered Freshwater Pearls 9ct Gold Necklace with Scattered Freshwater Pearls save
£299.00
£239.20
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Handmade Tin Cup Pearl Necklace in 9ct Gold This handmade 9ct gold necklace has beautiful 6mm white freshwater pearls evenly scattered along its length. Its is termed a tin cup necklace apparently after the actress Renee Russo wore one in a movie called 'Tin Cup'! It is a less formal version of a classical row of pearls, and it beautifully flattering. It is intended to be worn quite high on the ne…
Baroque White River Pearl Necklace WITHOUT charm Baroque White River Pearl Necklace WITHOUT charm save
£50.00
£40.00
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Irregular White Freshwater Pearl Necklace WITHOUT Heart charm This necklace, along with its different colour options are one of our top sellers! They are so easy to wear and so much less formal that a strand of round pearls. They make perfect day and holiday wear. These pearls are nowhere near round, but have so much character! They are around 8mm in size and the shape varies with every single pea…
Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Silver Clasp - 16 Inches Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Silver Clasp - 16 Inches save
£115.00
£92.00
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16 Inch (40cm) Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace A slightly shorter version of our very popular black Freshwater Pearl Necklace, with a Sterling Silver Toggle clasp. These clasps are very secure, they cannot come undone! The pearls are approximately 7mm in size and are just off round. Colours can vary from green tones to blue even purple so if you want a particular colour please give us a ring and w…
Blue Black 11-12mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace Blue Black 11-12mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£285.00
£228.00
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Blue Black 11 to 12mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace These large freshwater pearls are a lovely colour being blue with hints of purple and green as is normal for black freshwater pearls! The pearls are almost round and have been threaded onto black silk in the traditiional manner. Also at 18 inches long is is the most popular length. The clasp is a large Sterling Silver bolt ring. See image.
Blue Black 7mm Pearl Necklace with Silver Clasp Blue Black 7mm Pearl Necklace with Silver Clasp save
£130.00
£104.00
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Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Silver Clasp A very classical necklace with 7mm round freshwater pearls (the most popular size of pearl) with a sterling silver toggle clasp. Toggle clasps are so popular because they are easy to put on yourself and they cant come undone! This version is 18 inches long and has been strung on black silk thread. The freshwater pearls on this necklace have blue to…

Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

Sometimes thought of as the poor relation of Akoya Pearls, but times have changed and there are some stunning quality Freshwater Pearls around. These are a fantastic alternative to the much more expensive Akoya Cultured Pearls.


Freshwater Pearls, also called river pearls, are the most versatile of all pearls as they come in a vast array of different shapes sizes and natural colours. They are also the most affordable because the freshwater mussel produces so many at once, up to 40 pearls in fact.


The natural colours for freshwater pearls are of course white to cream, different shades of pink and peach to lilac. Grey and black freshwater pearls are dyed.


We do have a range of brightly coloured dyed pearls too if you want to try and match your jewellery to a particular outfit colour, these are great fun and extremely popular .


The rule of thumb is that the rounder, the larger and the more lustrous the pearl, the more expensive the necklace will be. There are always other considerations though which is why one strand might be more expensive than another when they may appear to be exactly the same thing!


Our top tips for buying a freshwater pearl necklace are to decide what look you want, ie are you likely to wear your necklace on special occasions, in which case a strand of almost round pearls is likely to be most appropriate, or if you would like to wear it more regularly, and prefer a more casual look. If the latter, then perhaps baroque or potato pearls would help you feel more comfortable.


Thinking about the length of the necklace, by far the most popular is an 18 inch or 45cm. This tends to fit ladies of dress sizes 10 to 16 possibly 18. Some necklaces are available as a 16 inch version, we can often make longer necklaces to order as long as we have sufficient matched pearls.


We can often shorten a necklace too should you want one that is only 15 inches for example, perhaps for a younger girl or if you want a necklace at choker length. If you would like a necklace at a different length to the standard ones we have on our website then please call to discuss.

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