HinsonGayle’s simply stunning lavender pearl necklaces are crafted from high quality, naturally colored, cultured freshwater pearls. We meticulously hand select and match the pearls for each strand from literally 1,000s of high quality pearls. The pearls have exceptionally smooth surfaces and gorgeous natural body color with desirable overtones, mirror-like luster, and hints of the rarest of pearl value characteristics known as surface iridescence or orient. As naturally lavender pearls, their uniquely beautiful color developed naturally in the shell as they were cultivated; they have not been dyed and their natural lavender color is solid and permanent. Unlike Akoya saltwater pearls, our premium freshwater pearls are 100% solid nacre pearls and do not have a shell bead inside them; in other words, their nearly perfectly round shapes formed naturally in the shell without the assistance of an inserted bead. The pearls are individually hand knotted on fine Japanese thread and the necklace is finished with a premium hand polished double-safety clasp in either 14 K white gold on the 7.5mm strand or sterling silver on the 6.5mm necklace.