Dear Pearl Forum members,
Why do so many websites offer only the larger size freshwater pearls, size 7.5mm and up? Is this a market thing? I think the 5-6mm in a rope is a nicer size pearl for everyday wear. I am surprised at how hard this size is to find in a rope.
I have looked in vain for infinity necklaces, 22’-56’ long in a 5-6mm white, AA “round” freshwater pearl. Pearl Paradise has a 7.5mm 26” infinity strand -and at a very good price- but I could find nothing on the site for smaller size pearls in that length or style I already emailed over there to ask if I could buy ropes of the smaller size and was referred here while awaiting an answer.
I have been inquiring at other sites when I did not see my size choices in their products, but so far all have said they do not sell smaller necklaces than 7.5, except for the "Princess Di" collar 5-6mm, which is assembled in China.
Basically, I have reached the decision to buy unfinished strands of the right size and knot my own. But buying top quality freshwater pearls from a bead store? That is a whole other topic I will raise in another post.
Please tell me about the market for this size pearls -why they aren't seen more often, and how to get 5-6mm top quality fw white “round” pearls in strands.