These are 8mm sized AAA southsea shell (replica) pearls. All pearls are in very round shape with very high lustre and hardly any surface markings or flaws.
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 50 pearls on each strand which has a length of almost 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.