With their vast range in size, color, and shape, freshwater pearls are admired for their versatility and character.

Often used in designer jewelry due to their unique shapes, these are some of the most aesthetically interesting and varied pearls available. With the ease of culturing and large harvest yields along with a duller luster and thinner nacre, freshwater pearls are of a lower price point and quality than Akoya, despite their similar sizing. The attainability of freshwater pearls makes them an excellent entry point for larger gems.