Gemstone: Mabe Freshwater Pearl
Mabe freshwater pearls occur when a blister pearl grows attached to the surface of the mollusk—like all pearls, mabe freshwater pearls are formed when an irritant becomes trapped in a mollusk. Mabe freshwater pearls are cut, filled to add durability, and backed with mother of pearl. These pearls are beloved by HBJ for their argent orient and lustrous glow.
MOHS Hardness: 2.5
Care: Mabe freshwater pearls are very delicate. Keep mabe freshwater pearl jewelry away from chemicals as contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc., can discolor or ruin their texture. To clean your mabe freshwater pearls jewelry, use lukewarm water with mild soap. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.