Freshwater pearls are generally created by freshwater mussels and come mostly from pearl frams in China or Japan's freshwater rivers and lakes. Freshwater pearls, while beautiful, typically do not achieve quite the same luster or roundness as saltwater pearls, and prices are thus more affordable.
These stud earrings come in a variety of sizes and are made from freshwater pearls. The earrings are secured with sterling silver posts.
The Akoya Pearl is a cultured Pearl farmed in Japanese and Chinese ocean water. It's created by a type of oyster called Pinctada fucata martensii: The “Akoya Pearl” Oyster. They are valued for their mirror-like luster and depth.
These stud earrings come in a variety of sizes and have 14K White Gold posts.