Cultured freshwater pearls are pearls that are farmed and created using freshwater mussels. These pearls are produced in Japan and the United States on a limited scale, but are now almost exclusively produced in China.
Freshwater pearls are cultivated in mussels rather than oysters, and most of the world’s supply are farmed in the lakes, rivers and ponds of China, often along the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) river. The history of the Chinese Freshwater pearl is vast. It has been reported that in 2206 BC, pearls from fresh sources were already being paid as tributes, and descriptions about them can be seen in records such as the Chinese dictionary ‘Kangxizidian’, which dates back to the 18th century.
Pearls have been long associated with sincerely, loyalty, purity and truth. They will increase the wearer’s ability to be flexible with the ebb & flow of life. Pearls are attuned with the water & moon energies. Therefore, they aid in connecting with the goddess and the female side of the self. They will increase personal integrity, improve & strengthen relationships and will promote ones nurturing abilities. -