No longer too expensive to work with, freshwater pearls can add an elegance to your work where nothing else can. Said to be the sign of chastity and purity, these pearls look gorgeous when teamed with small crystals or even on their own. As well as our range of natural freshwater pearls, we also stock a range of glass "pearls". The beads are a manmade glass bead with a pearl colour coating - because they are manmade, we're able to provide completely round uniform pearl look-alikes at a fraction of the cost.