Nugget Freshwater Pearls
On this page you will find our range of beautiful nugget cultured freshwater pearls. These are sometimes also called irregular pearls, or baroque pearls. Nuggets are by far our most popular shape – they offer the best value for money in terms of overall appearance (particularly size and lustre). We stock regular nuggets and elongated nuggets (which are a cross between nuggets and rice/oval shaped pearls).
Freshwater pearls are farmed natural pearls grown by mussels. The mussel is implanted with a tiny piece of mantle tissue, in a process called nucleation. The pearl will then form around this tiny piece of mantle and be harvested when the desired size/age is reached. One mussel can produce dozens of pearls!
My Beads has gained a strong reputation for our range of freshwater pearls, developing relationships with key cultured pearl suppliers over the years. We continue to offer very competitive pricing, and strive to offer a high level of value in terms of the overall appearance (size, shape, nacre and lustre) of our pearls. We offer a range of qualities, from very affordable irregular nugget pearls to stunning, lustrous near-round pearls. We select our pearls based on their inherent appeal – so even our most inexpensive pearls are beautiful and very wearable!
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