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EXCLUSIVE FRESHWATER WIRE WORK

You may notice that in my Freshwater Wire Work, I tend to use three to four different pearls.  I love working with Biwa, Keshi and different types of Potato pearls.   
 
I found the most famous of these elongated beauties is the Biwa pearl from Japan. The Biwa pearls are grown in freshwater mussels rather than oysters.
Biwa cultured pearls were first harvested commercially from Biwa Lake in Japan in the 1930s, shortly after the Japanese developed successful techniques for producing cultured saltwater pearls. Biwa pearl production in Lake Biwa peaked at six tons in 1971 but has now declined to negligible levels due to competition from China and pollution in Lake Biwa itself. Even though the term Biwa pearl is often used to describe any cultured freshwater pearl, a pearl sold as a Biwa in the USA legally must come from Lake Biwa.
 
 
The term "keshi" was applied to pearls by Japanese pearl harvesters to describe tiny, seed-sized pearls found inside wild pinctada fucata, also known as Akoya oysters.
These nucleus-free pearls form in the cavities where the first generation pearls once grew. They are completely freeform and are the closest Cultured Pearl equivalent to Natural Pearls on the market. Many are curved like cornflakes, while some can be rock-shaped baroques. Common Sizes 4mm to 15mm
 
**All Choker Collars are Lead and Nickel Safe
 
I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I have truly enjoyed designing them....
 
These Stunning Exotic Pieces are made with for serious collector and 
the ladies who love and appreciate Rare, and Dare to be different! 

                           

 
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Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with
Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with "White" Medium Biwa Freswater Cultured Pearls, Large Coin Pearls and Swarovski Crystals and Gold Pearls
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Silver tone Front Loop Choker featuring a Grey Starfish Design
Silver tone Front Loop Choker featuring a Grey Starfish Design
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Gold Tone
Gold Tone "V" Collar Choker featuring "Carrot" Baroque Freshwater Pearls with Swarovski AB Crystals
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Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with
Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with "White" Medium Biwa Freswater Cultured Pearls, Large Coin Pearls and Swarovski Crystals and Teal Pearls
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Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with
Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with "Dark Peacock" Long Biwa, Freswater Cultured Pearls and Swarovski Crystals
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Silver Lace Filigree Choker Collar Necklace with Swarovski Pearls and Crystals
Silver Lace Filigree Choker Collar Necklace with Swarovski Pearls and Crystals
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Gold Tone S Loop Choker Collar Necklace with Long Biwa Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls
Gold Tone S Loop Choker Collar Necklace with Long Biwa Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls
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Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Large Freshwater Keshi, Potato Pearls and Swarovski Crystals
Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Large Freshwater Keshi, Potato Pearls and Swarovski Crystals
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Gold Tone Braided S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Keshi Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls
Gold Tone Braided S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Keshi Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls
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Silver Braided S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Short Biwa Pearls, Keshi Pearls, Freshwater Rounds and Swarovski Crystals
Silver Braided S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Short Biwa Pearls, Keshi Pearls, Freshwater Rounds and Swarovski Crystals
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Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Black Cherry  Long Biwa, Freswater Cultured Pearls and Swarovski Crystals
Silver S Loop Collar Choker Necklace with Black Cherry Long Biwa, Freswater Cultured Pearls and Swarovski Crystals
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Silver V Shaped Choker Necklace with Short Biwa Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Black Ceramic Beads
Silver V Shaped Choker Necklace with Short Biwa Pearls, Swarovski Crystals and Black Ceramic Beads
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