Biwa Pearls

Originally named as they were cultured in the Biwa Lake in Japan.  Appropriate shaped nucleus from natural shell material (mother of pearl) is used instead of a bead.

Sold as temporary strung 38-40cm 15 inches (approx) strands.

PLEASE NOTE:  The beading hole sizes for pearls is traditionally much smaller than for gemstone/semiprecious beads as the most popular traditional stringing method is to use silk thread.  Holes are approx. between 0.3-0.5mm.

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