flame faceted  pearls
flame faceted  pearls

flame faceted pearls


Measuring 10x14x15mm on average, these bead nucleated pearls have typical freshwater pearl colors, predominantly pink.  The 16 inch strand weighs 83 grams.  P32285-01, 1 strand  

These pearls have unusual shapes due to used of a shell bead nucleus that has been cut in the style of rough facets.  These are obscured in some places by the thickness of the nacre.   They are not to be confused with "faceted pearls" whose nacre has been mostly abraded away, leaving somewhat decorated shell beads, which should not be called "pearls".

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