Here they are, the natural white freshwater pearls which I found last month in Hong Kong. Shown to me almost as an aside ‘we have these natural colour white and grey pearls just arrived’
Wow…really? Natural greys and whites? Show me. There was a bag with about 50 strands, ranging from white to delicate lilac or pale grey. Off round and with good to metallic lustre I picked out the 12 best and here they are
The colours are incredibly subtle and delicate but the lilac especially is so pretty.
It was only when I got back here and unpacked that I realised that I had picked out about five pairs of half drilled buttons for earrings as well – from the ordinary big lot of natural colour pearls.
Now these have not been to a lab for confirmation but I have no reason to doubt that they are indeed natural colour pearls.
We’ve made up the pick of the strands into two necklaces –