Size Large: 20mm-L x 20mm-W x 20mm-D
Size Small: 16mm-L x 16mm-W x 16mm-D
Qty: 20 Beads / Length: 15 in.
Weight: 169.7 g.
Natural pearls are formed when an irritant gets inside a mollusk's shell and the response is a nacre coating to shield itself. Shell pearls are similar to natural pearls. Shell pearls are man made but are created using the same material - the mother of pearl that is found in the lining of oyster shells. Since shell pearls are produced, there is a wider option in color selection. Shell pearls have a more affordable price point than their rarer counterpart. Shell pearls are also more durable than natural pearls. If you love the look of pearls but want a much more sustainable and economical option, shell pearls are a great fit. Our high quality shell pearls are great for the designer that loves the grace of Jackie Kennedy or the fun of Carrie Bradshaw.
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 2.5-4.5