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Freshwater Pearl Necklaces: A Timeless Classic

Freshwater pearl necklaces are a classic and timeless jewellery accessory that has been popular and prized by the style set for centuries. They are versatile, stylish, and perfect for any occasion. In this blog post, we will discuss the beauty and history of freshwater pearl necklaces.

The Leni Freshwater Pearl Choker Necklace is intricately handmade using small freshwater pearls and gold vermeil wire.

The History of Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

Freshwater pearl necklaces have been worn for centuries, dating back to ancient China. They were popular among royalty and nobility and were often given as a symbol of wealth and power. In the 1920s, pearls became more accessible, and they became a popular accessory among women of all classes. During this time, choker necklaces, which sit close to the neck, were also in fashion, and the freshwater pearl choker necklace was born.

The Celeste Freshwater Pearl Coin Necklace adds eye-catching detail to any look. Perfect for layering.

The Beauty of Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

Freshwater pearl necklaces are a beautiful, classic piece of jewellery that can add sophistication to any outfit. The pearls are unique in that they are not perfectly round, giving them a natural, organic feel. The choker length accentuates the neck and collarbones, making it a flattering piece for all face shapes. They are also versatile and can be dressed up or down, making them the perfect addition to any jewellery collection.

The Paradiso Freshwater Pearl Choker Necklace is a classic style that will never go out of style. Handmade using freshwater potato pearls, the organic shape and gold filled accents add a bold-yet-classic detail to any look.

How to Wear a Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Freshwater pearl necklaces can be worn in a variety of ways. They look great when paired with a little black dress for a formal occasion, or with jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual look. They also pair well with other jewelry, such as stud earrings or a simple bracelet. When wearing a freshwater pearl choker necklace, it is important to keep the rest of your outfit simple to let the necklace be the focus.

The Posey Freshwater Pearl Choker Necklace. An eye-catching gold filled daisy clasp adds a point of difference to an otherwise classic pearl necklace.

Styles of Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

There are many different styles of freshwater pearl necklaces available. From simple, minimal designs with small button pearls to intricate wire-wrapped designs, there is no one-size-fits all for classic pearl chokers. Look for unique clasps or special styles of pearls to step away from the status quo. Or go for a super classic, perfect pearl necklace for a design that will go beyond trends. Keep in mind the length you'll wear the most often, and take into consideration layering your pearl necklace with other golden pieces.


A timeless classic, the Mini Pearl Choker Necklace is an investment piece you'll reach for over and over again.

A Timeless Classic

Freshwater pearl necklaces are a timeless classic that have been popular for centuries. They are versatile, stylish, and perfect for any occasion. Whether you are dressing up for a formal event or adding a touch of elegance to a casual outfit, a freshwater pearl necklace is the perfect accessory.

Explore our range of original freshwater pearl necklaces, designed using carefully and ethically sourced freshwater pearls.


Jess Kumanovski

Maison de Femmes founder and creative director.

A hopeful romantic, Jess lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a particular knack for untangling jewellery and dating idiots. She started Maison de Femmes in 2018 as an escape from the 9-5 office grind, and it's been a magical ride ever since.

Find out more about our humble origins on the About Us page.