Avid consumer demand for all kinds of pearl jewelry has propelled pearl farmers to develop ever new pearl varieties from numerous mollusks in fresh and saltwater around the world.
One glamorous type of freshwater pearl is the Kasumiga. Haven’t heard of it you say? Not surprising. This lustrous baroque and round pearl variety is under threat of demise before it’s become a major contender in the trade. Those who know about these luminescent orbs sing their praises.