Add subtle refinement to your jewelry creations with gray-blue and silver cultured freshwater pearls. The cool, silver hue of these grey pearl beads is created with a dye that may fade over time. All pearls (whether natural or cultured, oriental or freshwater) are sensitive to acids, dryness and extreme humidity, and should be treated with care. Pearls are one of June's birthstones and it is sometimes said that if diamonds are a girls best friend, then pearls must be her favorite sister. Freshwater cultured pearls make perfect jewelry components for formal wear and everyday attire. Pearls are said to improve the wearer's self-worth, and help wearers discover themselves.