CULTIVATED IN CHINA
Freshwater pearls are cultivated from freshwater mussels rather than saltwater oysters. Cultivation time takes roughly 6-12 months and produce 1-30 pearls per mussel. They are produced in great abundance, with one freshwater mussel and are therefore the most moderately priced of all cultured pearl varieties. Cultivation time takes roughly 6-12 months and can produce 1-30 pearls per mussel. Their wide range of shapes and gentle pastel colors make them perfect gems for those on a budget.