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freshwater pearls }

freshwater pearls form in various species of freshwater mussels, which live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water. cultured pearls are the response of the shell to a tissue implant. a tiny piece of tissue from a donor shell is transplanted into a recipient shell, causing a pearl sac to form into which the tissue precipitates calcium carbonate.

reclaimed gems }

some pearls used for precious matters jewelry is repurposed material, but the goal is all. i collect vintage, antique and estate jewelry to deconstruct or just clean up and give it a new purpose.

maintenance }

to keep your organic items beautiful, take in account that the material is porous. make sure to : sleep, shower, swim, perform household chores, sport without them, keep them away from lotions & hairspray. 

hardness }

2,5 - 5 on the scale of mohs.