These are 10x14mm sized AAA southsea shell (replica) pearls at a 16″ temporary strand. All pearls are in drop shape with high luster.
The pearls are made out of oyster shells, the same material that oyster pearls are made of. Instead of implanting an irritant (a piece of oyster shell) into the oyster, these shell pearls are manufactured from the oyster shell itself.
There are approximately 28 pearls on each strand at 16″ long.
What is a South Sea Shell Pearl?
Shell pearls, which are marketed under many brand names, are a pearling industry term for simulated, or replica pearls made from mother of pearl. In the case of our South Sea Shell pearls, they’re shell pearls specifically made to simulate South Seas cultured pearls. Shell pearls are made in a factory rather than grown inside an oyster or mussel. They’re considered to be the best quality replicas you can get because they are made from shell, not plastic or glass.