freshwater pearl

noun

Definition of freshwater pearl

: a usually very small pearl produced by a freshwater mollusk

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Vogue editors have been wearing them with slingback pumps and Birkenstocks, and fine jewelry designers are even proposing haute versions: Sophie Buhai’s comes in freshwater pearls, while Jacquie Aiche’s solid-gold style rings up at a cool $3,500. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Biggest Instagram Trends of Summer 2019," 26 July 2019 For a barely there glint of shine, reach for the Abriella Freshwater Pearl Layered Y-Necklace — three delicate golden strands strung with luminous and beautifully imperfect freshwater pearls. Allure, "All This Baublebar Jewelry Is Discounted for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 12 July 2019 To satisfy her appetite for freshwater pearl jewelry, Lamont-Djite wore a pair of gold-tone oblique earrings with baroque pearl accents from Alighieri, a line inspired by poet Dante Alighieri. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Three Fashion Editors Dress for Work," 19 Apr. 2019 Everything about Finck is dainty: her signature minimalist cartoons; her haircut (a sort of fuzzy pixie); her style (delicate florals, tiny beads, little gold earrings fitted with what look like freshwater pearls); her voice (gentle). Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "In a New Graphic Memoir, Liana Finck Traces Her Own Origin Story," 18 Sep. 2018 Ogunnaike adds that her two small gold hoops with freshwater pearls from SVNR cost $250 a piece ($500 total). Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Three Fashion Editors Dress for Work," 19 Apr. 2019 Agmes Elsa Earrings Handmaid here in New York City, these 18K gold vermeil and freshwater pearl earrings are the perfect statement piece to elevate the aforementioned jeans and white shirt. Alexandra Polkinghorn, WSJ, "Managing Editor Alexandra Polkinghorn’s Holiday Gift Guide: Little Luxuries," 4 Dec. 2018 It was also certified as the largest freshwater pearl in the world. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Odyssey of the World’s Largest Freshwater Pearl," 12 June 2018 But combined with lapis lazuli, turquoise, tiger’s eye, agate stones, and freshwater pearls, the wire used in these traps has become stunning jewelry with a global market. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Meanwhile in ... Cambodia, 'hero rats' are helping with mine clearance," 14 June 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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