Freshwater Button Pearls

Many people think of an oyster or mussel producing one pearl. In fact a mollusc may create over a dozen pearls depending on how it is seeded. Some of these are button pearls, so-called because of their shape - round on one side and flat on the other

Sold as temporary strung 36-40cm 14-16 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.  The industry standard for measuring pearls is in millimetres through their round diameter - perpendicular to the axis of the drill hole. 

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