In a combination that is effortlessly stylish, these cultured freshwater pearl and AB earrings can't be beat. They will make a stunning addition to your beach destination wedding or add a little extra charm to any special occasion!
The earrings feature ivory cultured freshwater pearls.
The earrings feature Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal beads.
The earrings measure 1” in length x 0.5” in width.
Aurora Borealis, (aka "AB"), is a trade name used to describe a finish that is added to crystal beads. Aurora Borealis (named after the spectacular Northern Lights) was first developed by the Swarovski Company in the mid 1950s. The radiance and sparkle is increased by adding a thin layer of metal which is vaporized in a vacuum. The end result is a shimmering rainbow finish. Today, there is a multitude of color coatings used to increase the brilliance of crystal stones, but Aurora Borealis remains a popular favorite.
Cultured Freshwater Pearls are not imitation or fake (faux). They are as natural as saltwater pearls but they are farmed using freshwater mussels. They grow inside the mollusk in exactly the same way a saltwater pearl does. The majority of cultured pearls available today are from freshwater mussels and saltwater pearl oysters. The leading countries producing freshwater pearls are Japan, the United States and China.