White Freshwater Potato Pearls, 15in Strand – Shelly Crag Imports

White Freshwater Potato Pearls, 15in Strand

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A 40 cm (15 in) strand of white freshwater potato pearls.  Multiple sizes are available.

Potato pearls are less uniform in shape as the luxury quality pearls, but still exhibits the beautiful pearlescent shimmer expected from a pearl, available at an economical price.  Great for making strands and matching earring sets.  

There is a particular way to string pearls for a necklace, in that it is traditional to place a knot in between each pearl.  This technique is meant to limit losing most of the pearls in case the string is broken.  A beaded necklace strung in this manner will feel very supple to handle, much like a metal chain rather than just beads strung together in the usual manner.  Pearls are unexpectedly durable if they should be dropped accidentally.  They contain the same substance as the shell of the mollusk from which they came (calcium carbonate).

Authentic pearls have a cooling effect on the skin - great for summer wear.

There will be variations in shape and size of these pearls, as much as 0.5 - 1 mm depending on the nominal size ordered, with the larger size having greater amount of variation.