These are very nice "A" quality off-round shaped black peacock colored freshwater pearls that vary slightly in size. These pearls have a luster, dark body color. Colors of aubergine, bronze and silver overtones. Approximately 7mm in size with no noticeable surface markings and nice shape. They are unstrung and sold in a package of approximately 29 pearls. They weigh 13.6 grams and are equivalent to an 8 inch strand.
These pearls were produced in the early heyday of Chinese pearl production 20-40 years ago. At that time rigorous standards required good pearl nacre thickness and good luster.