These freshwater coin pearl beads are on the larger side. Some have more pinkish peach pearl beads within the strand. The nacra is rather thick. Some of these have a less round appearance than others, thus the baroque in the description. Overall, these coin pearls are really large and a great value for this size Freshwater coin pearl beads are created when a small flat disc shaped shell, instead of a round bead, is inserted into the oyster or more commonly these days, mussel. Most of these pearls are farmed in rivers, lakes or streams. The result is a a fabulous flat disc shape pearl. Our freshwater coin pearl beads are picked by their luster and size.