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Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

10mm Black Floating Pearl Necklace 10mm Black Floating Pearl Necklace save
£160.00
£107.20
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9ct White Gold Threaded Single Black Pearl Necklace This type of necklce has the pearl 'floating' on a fine 9ct White Gold chain. This black freshwater or river pearl is a large one at over 10mm, and it is round with fabulous range of peacock colours. The 9ct Gold chain is 18 inches or 45cm long.
10mm Keshi Pearl Necklace with Magnetic Clasp 10mm Keshi Pearl Necklace with Magnetic Clasp new
£150.00
£100.50
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10 to 11mm Freshwater Keshi Pearl Necklace with Magnetic Clasp Keshi Pearls have stunning lustre and this one is no exception! The pearls are an array of fantastic shapes and on this necklace are 10 to 11mm in size and have been strung on silk thread in the traditional way, with knots between each of the pearls. The necklace is 18 inches long and has a rhodium plated Sterling Silver magnetic clasp…
10mm Pink Floating Pearl Necklace 10mm Pink Floating Pearl Necklace save
£160.00
£107.20
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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
£535.33
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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
£220.43
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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…
12mm Keshi Pearl Necklace with Silver Magnetic Clasp 12mm Keshi Pearl Necklace with Silver Magnetic Clasp new
£185.00
£123.95
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Large 12mm Keshi Pearl Necklace with Silver Magnetic Clasp These Keshi pearls are fantastic if you like something a little different! Keshi pearls have a stunning lustre, and are all sorts of wonderful and unusual shapes. The pearls on this particular necklace are in the 12 to 13mm plus range and are centre drilled and knotted between each pearl so they will sit really nicely around your neck. Ver…
13mm to over 15mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace 13mm to over 15mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£1,199.00
£803.33
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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
£80.40
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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…
17 Inch Graduated Pearl Necklace with Gold Clasp 17 Inch Graduated Pearl Necklace with Gold Clasp save
£299.00
£200.33
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17" Graduated Pearl Necklace with 9ct Gold Clasp A timeless classic! A strand of creamy white pearls that increase very gradually in size from 4.5mm at the back to almost 9mm at the front. Although not perfectly round, they do have beautiful lustre and appear much more rounded when you wear them. This necklace is 43cm or approximately 17 inches long and has been strung on silk thread with a solid…
19 Inch Blue Black Freshwater Pearl Tin Cup Necklace 19 Inch Blue Black Freshwater Pearl Tin Cup Necklace save
£135.00
£90.45
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19 Inch Black Tin Cup Freshwater Pearl Necklace This type of necklace is less formal than a classical strand of pearls so has become a lot more popular over the last few years. We have handcrafted this one with beautiful blue black round 7 to 8mm freshwater pearls. We hand wire the pearls onto the sterling silver chain which means the pearls can't come off or move unlike cheaper versions where the…
20 Inch Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace 20 Inch Black Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£139.00
£93.13
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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…
20 Inch Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace 20 Inch Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£135.00
£90.45
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20 Inch Pink Freshwater Pearl Necklace The range of colours in this necklace is amazing! Overall it is pink, but there are lighter and darker shades, almost to a deep lilac, and they have almost a metallic sheen to them. The pearls are off round to oval and measure between 6 and 7mm. Hand strung on silk  with knots between the pearls to protect them, and to a longer length of 20 inches or 51cm. Fo…
22 Inch Classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace 22 Inch Classical Freshwater Pearl Necklace save
£165.00
£110.55
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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…
26 Inch Mixed Pink Pearl Loop Necklace 26 Inch Mixed Pink Pearl Loop Necklace save
£150.00
£100.50
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26 Inch Loop of Pink Pearls Loop necklaces are fabulous not only because there's no fiddly clasp to worry about, but because they are so easy to wear summer and winter, over a T-shirt, a pretty dress or even a jumper! This one has been handcrafted with Sterling Silver chain between 25 pink and white freshwater pearls. All of the pearls are completely natural shades, non are dyed, consequently ther…
7mm Irregular Freshwater Pearl Necklace 18 7mm Irregular Freshwater Pearl Necklace 18 save
£55.00
£36.85
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7mm Irregular Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Sterling Clasp If you like a less formal look, maybe as something to wear every day, irregular pearls are a great choice. These freshwater pearls are approximately 7mm in diameter and have lots of lumps and bumps on them which is what gives them their character! This version is 18 inches or 45cm long, has been strung on silk, with knots between to prote…

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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