This beautiful strand of genuine freshwater pearls features whopping 12MM, chunky, baroque pearls in silvery shades of lavender with a gorgeous, sterling silver hidden bead closure. These pearls are made by artifically inserting foreign objects into mollusks which causes the mollusks to create pearls over time in the same manner that natural pearls are created. We love the unique natural shapes and colors of irregular pearls with their luminous shadings and luster that lend themselves to more casual attire. The only difference between freshwater and natural pearls is that the foreign object which becomes the nucleus of the pearl is inserted intentionally rather than as an accident of nature. This process has made gorgeous and unusually shaped pearls available to be loved and enjoyed at popular prices never before imaginable. These whopping pearls measure approximately 17-1/4" closed and the pearls are at least 12MM or more. They are hand-knotted with a large round sterling silver bead hidden closure so that the clasp itself is beautiful and can be worn to the side if you choose. How decadent to have the natural beauty of these big, bold, genuine freshwater pearls to wear with slacks or even jeans! Gorgeous! Price includes domestic UPS Ground shipping. (#28423-PearlsFreshwaterLavender) To order these Genuine Lavender Freshwater Pearls, just click on the blue shopping cart button to the left of the picture, or email us at: Adon13@aol.com or telephone us at 773-929-9007 or fax us at 773-525-1920.