freshwater pearl

noun

Definition of freshwater pearl 

: a usually very small pearl produced by a freshwater mollusk

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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 The Sleeping Lion, the world’s largest freshwater pearl, isn’t round and beautiful, or even particularly pretty. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Odyssey of the World’s Largest Freshwater Pearl," 12 June 2018 Starting from $340, the escallop shell design was inspired by Prince Harry’s coat of arms and features a freshwater pearl adorned with white topaz. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, "Royal Jewelers Celebrate Royal Wedding with Limited-Edition Collections: See the Photos!," 17 May 2018 The Windsor Pearl jewelry range, available in either yellow or rose gold, is set with a shimmering freshwater pearl and adorned with white topaz. Kate Samuelson, Time, "20 of the Tastiest, Fanciest and Most Bizarre Royal Wedding Souvenirs," 14 May 2018 Most of the women in the room were wearing at least one of them: freshwater pearl chokers, giant floral earrings, beaded charm necklaces, weighty Lucite cuffs. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Twice As Nice: Business Partners, Twin Sisters, and Jewelry Lovers Kathryn and Lizzie Fortunato Celebrate 10 Years in Business," 12 May 2018 Work the Dangles The strands of freshwater pearls and gold beads that hang from these mobile earrings can be adjusted to create mom’s own personalized sculpture. Lauren Ingram, WSJ, "A Mother’s Day Gift Guide That Goes Way Beyond the Macaroni Necklace," 3 May 2018 There was even a pair of white pumps with freshwater pearl and pavé charms looped around the ankles. Emily Farra, Vogue, "These New Céline Earrings Will Give You a Reason to Stop Wearing Hoops This Summer," 2 May 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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