Large genuine freshwater pearls for jewelry making
On this page you find Smyks' selection of large size freshwater pearls and baroque Keshi style beads with diameters ranging from 5 to 30mm. These cultured pearls had to spent 4 to 10 years in a freshwater mussel to reach their large size. Their colour shades range from natural pearl white to light pink, peach, bordeaux and bluish varieties.
For making necklaces and bracelets with pearls this size, we recommend the slightly stronger silk beading thread
with a diameter of 0.7mm or beading wire
with 0.38mm gauge.