freshwater pearl

noun

Definition of freshwater pearl

: a usually very small pearl produced by a freshwater mollusk

Examples of freshwater pearl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before reunification Frobel would come here to count the green snaketails, a rare dragonfly, and a freshwater pearl mussel. Christopher F. Schuetze New York Times, Star Tribune, "Old East-West German border is now a green oasis," 2 Oct. 2020 These freshwater pearl earrings are perfect for the minimalist looking to step up their jewelry game. Lauren Caruso, CNN Underscored, "29 statement earrings under $50 to update your Zoom look," 25 Sep. 2020 From a modest pair of cultured freshwater pearl studs for the bride to a luxe strand of cultured South Sea pearls for her mother, the gems today possess a singular reputation for being both democratic and elitist. New York Times, "Pearls Are Forever," 10 Feb. 2020 Across the pond, 26 European countries have reported up to 90 percent declines in various mussel populations, particularly the freshwater pearl mussel. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "A freshwater mussel apocalypse is underway—and no one knows why.," 16 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of freshwater pearl

1918, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2020

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“Freshwater pearl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freshwater%20pearl. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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