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What are Some Types of Pearls?

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Did you know that there are several different kinds of pearls out there that are made into rings?

Freshwater pearls are pearls that grow in freshwater inside of a mussel. Freshwater pearls are usually smaller than saltwater pearls and farmers are able to make more freshwater pearls than saltwater pearls at a time. Harvest time for freshwater pearls is usually a little over a year to two years.

Saltwater pearls are made in saltwater inside a mussel, like a freshwater pearl, just a different kind of water. Saltwater pearls are grown one per mussel, unlike freshwater pearls where up to 20 pearls per mussel are farmed. It takes over two years to make one good saltwater pearl. Saltwater pearls come in a variety of colors, such as cream, black and yellow.

Natural pearls are made in nature without the help of a man or farming. They generally form in coral or a seashell. These types of pearls are very rare.



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