These vintage Biwa freshwater pearl pierced earrings are 1 3/8″ long. These vintage Biwa freshwater pearl pierced earrings have multi-strands. In 1914, pearl farmers began growing cultured freshwater pearls using the pearl mussels native to Lake Biwa. This lake, the largest and most ancient in Japan, lies near the city of Kyoto.
Dimensions: 1 3/8″ long