Freshwater Cultured Pearl – Hyriopsis cumingi
The Freshwater Cultured Pearl is formed by a freshwater mussel. The vast majority of them are currently produced in China. Originally, though, cultivation of Freshwater Pearls was an industry of great historical importance to Japan.
Freshwater Cultured Pearls are byproducts of the triangle shell mussel. A single mussel can produce 24-32 pearls. These Pearls are preserved in a small vial, and are perfect for collectors or craft projects.
Evolution carries many treasures in vials, including insects and seashells!