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Freshwater Pearls are cultured in mussels that live in non-saline water environments, such as lakes, rivers and ponds. Most Freshwater Pearls are farmed in China and it has been the country's tradition since recorded over 4000 years ago. Freshwater Pearls are made of pure nacre thus tend to be more durable and less prone to chipping than their salt-water counter parts. These pearls usually range in size from 6mm to 12mm and come in a variety of colors and shapes and tend to have slightly less luster and usually less expensive than salt-water pearls.
|Setting Metal||14k White Gold|
|Clasp Type||Lobster claw clasp|
|Number of Pearls||1|
|Minimum Size (mm)||8.5-9|
|Average Color||Off White|
|Pearl Surface Markings||Average|
|Prong Metal||14k White Gold|
White gold is alloyed with nickel, copper, and zinc--and while it looks similar to platinum, it has a vastly different content. To give white gold its white luster, in the final process of manufacturing white gold is rhodium plated. Rhodium* is a shiny, white metal, which is quite hard and durable; however, over time the rhodium plating may wear away, revealing the slightly yellowish tint of the underlying metal. To keep white gold looking its best, it may require rhodium re-plating every 12 to 18 months, depending on wear.
*A hard, durable, silvery-white metallic element that is used to form high-temperature alloys with platinum and is plated on other metals to produce a durable corrosion-resistant coating.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on this .05ctw Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Swirl Pendant 14k White Gold. You have 45 days from date of shipment, to inspect the jewellery and make your final decision. If for any reason you decide not to keep the jewellery, DiamondWave will accept it back in its original condition, for a refund or an exchange. It's that simple.