Purple pearls appear only rarely in nature (and are extremely expensive!), so we're happy to be able to offer dyed purple cultured pearls. Choose from a wide array of freshwater pearl bead shapes and drillings in lovely lavender and purple shades: pearl balls, keshi-style (keishi) pearls, potato pearls, wire-hole pearls, tip-drilled pearls and more. Be aware that the dye used to color these genuine pearls can fade over time. Pearls have been used in jewelry applications since ancient times and pearls once held the value of real estate! Keep in mind that pearls are less durable than most gemstones, and are sensitive to acids, dryness and extreme humidity. Treat your purple pearls with care.