Freshwater pearls grow in mussels that are living in freshwater ponds and rivers. Basically, they are found in China, Japan, North America and Europe. The Hyriopsis Cuminigi (Triangle Shell mussel) is a common source of Freshwater pearls and can yield between 30-40 pearls. It has white, cream, yellow, orange, pink and purple color. The size may be round, oval, drop, semi-baroque and baroque.
Freshwater pearls are the most favoured pearls with jewellers and pearl shoppers due to its variety of colours, shapes and most importantly being cost effective.