Colour-wise, Freshwater pearls come in a rainbow of pastels, from white and cream to pink and lavender, sometimes with rose, cream or ivory overtones. They are also available in many other colours such as black and greys by means of a treatment process.
The character of a freshwater pearl is found in its particular surface and the glow of its shine. The nacre of an premium freshwater pearl does not commonly have the lustrous, metallic completion found in akoya pearls, and they are assessed on entirely different quality metrics.
For the woman who likes a wealth of options when it comes to her pearls, Freshwater are perfect. They have the widest size range of all pearls; measuring between 2mm and 20mm.