These Pearls are Shell Pearls - they are manmade - they are not a Cultured Pearl, although they are very beautiful and perfectly round and very hardy (Note: pls look after them like a Cultured Pearl ie no perfume, chemicals or chlorine). These pearls have a shell interior so are nearly the same weight as a cultured pearl, they are then "coated" to give a lookalike appearance to a cultured pearl.
These pearls are not plastic. They are surprisingly very hardy and can have a long lifespan as long as they are not subjected to chemicals. They do not scratch like a plastic bead.
They also come in lots of different sizes ranging from 8mm - 16mm. They are a fantastic way to show off the "Big Pearl" look at a fraction of the cost of a "Big" Cultured Pearl.
These pearls come with a 6 x months manufacturing warranty.