What are coin pearls? Coin pearls get their name from their flattened disc-like shape. They are one of the most lustrous freshwater pearls. At Nan Lee Jewelry we hand craft several designs using these beautiful gems.
A pearl is produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusc. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable.