At one time not too long ago, Fresh water pearls necklaces would be made of keshi pearls, those little pearls that look like rice krispies. Even though the Chinese were making some cultured pearl Buddhas around 600AD, when they entered the pearl culture world in the last century, they began with nothing.

With perseverance of dedicated capitalists, they kept growing pearls and getting better results year after year. Finally the best fresh water pearls, in my mind, rival the higher priced Akoya pearls.

The actual elegance in a Fresh Water Pearls is the nacre. Because of variations in gem culturing, from different mollusks to different methods of beginning the gem, Water gems are strong nacre; whereas, in the salt-water gem culturing, the strategy is to take”mother of pearl” gems and embed it very properly into an akoya oyster’s gonad. They must do it properly because this medical procedure often eliminates the mollusk, and the mollusk even at this factor shows a significant financial commitment.

The culturing of the fresh water mussel, requires taking small pieces of mussel mantle, this is the soft membrane of the mussel that is the layer in direct contact with the shell. The technique itself is much less invasive, and hardly ever kills the animal. Because of the relatively non-invasive nature of the culturing, these mussels are able to be grafted many times.

The akoya gem oyster is only able to handle up to a highest possible of 4 or 5 gem jewelry before loss of life. The water process is able to get 40 to 50 gem jewelry per mussel. And this in its own right is one purpose for the affordable price. And that many water gems plants are also the household’s fish and in lake, tripling its use. China’s gem development is calculated in measurement plenty.

And so lastly, my point of writing this is to analyze the purpose why water gems jewelry are less costly than salt-water gem jewelry. The big purpose is the quantity of gem jewelry produced in comparison to the cost of development.

Salt water development is more costly because of the reasons above, and also when stormy weather hit or red tides, or desalination of the area because of heavy rainfall, small temperature changes can eliminate a gem town. The pearl is every bit as much a pearl; if not more pearl because the fresh water pearls necklace is solid nacre, and the saltwater is a coating of nacre on the “mother of pearl” bead. This is important for a couple of reasons. The lower grades of akoya pearl nacre can chip and crack; whereas, a solid nacre pearl cannot crack and chip. Another thing a solid pearl has is the beautiful pearl feature called orient. Orient is the subtle shimmering color that looks like the way that oil looks when poured on water, or the look of gasoline. It is the natural rainbow that shines through on Fresh water pearls. The thinner nacre of a low quality akoya pearl can’t produce the orient; because, orient only happens when the nacre is very thick as in fresh water pearls necklace.