This strand of silver gray freshwater pearls is hand knotted securely with silk blend cord. Nazelie Designs handpicks the pearls to meet the highest quality expectations, ensuring you the best value. No two pearls are alike, which is the beauty of the design ? embrace the beauty in the imperfections! After all, that is what gives us our character!I hope you enjoy wearing these pieces, just as much as I enjoyed putting them together!