freshwater pearl


: a usually very small pearl produced by a freshwater mollusk

Examples of freshwater pearl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, Kim Kardashian stunned with 50,000 freshwater pearls at the Met Gala, courtesy of Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry. Alice Cary, Vogue, 9 July 2023 This pearl necklace is made with cultured freshwater pearls, each measuring around 4–4.5 millimeters in size. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 2 May 2023 From this 4-Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace that’s 51% off ($2,999, originally $6,099) to a beautiful pair of freshwater pearl and diamond stud earrings for just $249.98, down from $399, the Zales Cyber Monday sale is sure to make your holidays shine even brighter. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, 29 Nov. 2020 Best Jewelry Gift: Pearl Earrings Angara Pearl Solitaire Studs Angara Pearl Solitaire Studs $159 at The sister who appreciates the finer things in life will make this freshwater pearl studs her new everyday go-to's. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 20 Mar. 2023 Handcrafted by designer Christina Montoya with burnout silk and freshwater pearl flower embellishments, this look assembled by celeb stylist Erin Walsh is an iconic moment that will surely go down as one of Dove's best looks. Abby Dupes, Seventeen, 21 Apr. 2022 Founded in 2016, it’s located in Nagahama City on the shores of Lake Biwa, Japan’s freshwater pearl capital. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 Zoë Chicco -14k gold open wire cuff bracelet with a single large white freshwater pearl fixed in the center and gold beads at the ends perfect for stacking or to wear solo. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 This set has turquoise, ruby, emerald, freshwater pearl, and some smaller semi-precious stones. Andreea Muscurel,, 18 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freshwater pearl was in 1625

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“Freshwater pearl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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