Frequently Asked Questions
Where are freshwater pearls found?


Freshwater pearls are typically found in mollusks known as mussels and can come from any freshwater source like rivers, lakes or ponds. Russian, European and North American rivers and lakes have all produced pearls throughout history. In fact, natural freshwater pearls have been found in almost every country. At the present time, most freshwater pearls are cultured, and the overwhelming majority of cultured freshwater pearls come from China.

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