Imagine our delight when we discovered these beautiful, freshwater gray pearls in the back of a warehouse languishing for the last 25 years. With the freshwater pearl industry having huge challenges with water purity and production, to find old pearls that are affordably priced and good quality is wonderful. Originally made in China, each strand measures 16” in length. Holes sizes are consistent but small and will fit 2 passes of Micro C-Lon using a Flexible Eye Needle. If you are using Griffin Silk on a card (with a needle), a Size 4 is a good choice.
Sold by the strand of 66-68. Expect variations in bead sizes, dimpling and shades of gray even on the same strand and not all pearls are perfect.