Potato Pearls

Potato Pearls are just as they sound - shaped like a potato. They tend to be rounder and have more "features" than a rice pearl. They are more uniform than a nugget pearl - on PearlBeadSale.com, any pearls that have a flat side will be a Nugget, not a Potato Pearl. We tend to carry Potato Pearls that are drilled on the shorter dimension, but Potato Pearls can be drilled in either direction, so please rely on the picture supplied.

A note on sizes: Potato Pearls tend to be similarly sized between length and width, so we usually give sizes as a single range (e.g. 5-6mm). If the size is very uniform, a single number (e.g. 7.5mm) will be given that characterizes the average size. On this page, pearl styles are arranged starting with smaller pearls and ranging up to the largest pearls at the bottom of the page. For very small Potato Pearls (sizes less than 5mm), please see the Small Freshwater Pearls page.

Multiple Strand Discount
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Featured Pearls

Potato, Light Tea Green pt-40gr-02, 5mm

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$8.30 per strand
$7.06 each at 10 strands or more
$5.81 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Blue Peacock pt-40pc-02, 5mm

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$10.00 per strand
$8.50 each at 10 strands or more
$7.00 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Champagne pt-45ch-01, 5mm

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$11.60 per strand
$9.86 each at 10 strands or more
$8.12 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Tea Green pt-45gr-01, 5mm

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$9.80 per strand
$8.33 each at 10 strands or more
$6.86 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Peacock pt-45pc-01, 4.5mm

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$6.86 per strand
$5.83 each at 10 strands or more
$4.80 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Dark Gold Metallic, 5mm

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$11.00 per strand
$9.35 each at 10 strands or more
$7.70 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Eggshell, 5mm

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$10.20 per strand
$8.67 each at 10 strands or more
$7.14 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Peridot pt-50gr-03, 5.5mm

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$7.60 per strand
$6.46 each at 10 strands or more
$5.32 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Antique Copper, 5mm

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$7.70 per strand
$6.55 each at 10 strands or more
$5.39 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Light Champagne Gold, 5.5mm

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$9.80 per strand
$8.33 each at 10 strands or more
$6.86 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Champagne Gold pt-55ch-03, 5.5mm

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$9.80 per strand
$8.33 each at 10 strands or more
$6.86 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Silver, 5.5mm

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$5.53 per strand
$4.70 each at 10 strands or more
$3.87 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, White, 5.5mm

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$11.20 per strand
$9.52 each at 10 strands or more
$7.84 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Brass, 5.5mm

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$9.80 per strand
$8.33 each at 10 strands or more
$6.86 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Silver Eggshell, 5.5mm

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$11.20 per strand
$9.52 each at 10 strands or more
$7.84 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Silver Peacock pt-55pc-01, 5.5mm

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$8.90 per strand
$7.57 each at 10 strands or more
$6.23 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Gold pt-60gd-06, 6mm

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$4.34 per strand
$3.69 each at 10 strands or more
$3.04 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Pink pt-60pk-02, 5.5mm

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$6.75 per strand
$5.74 each at 10 strands or more
$4.73 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Dark Red, 6mm

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$11.40 per strand
$9.69 each at 10 strands or more
$7.98 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Dark Evergreen, 6mm

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$14.80 per strand
$12.58 each at 10 strands or more
$10.36 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Muted Plum, 6.5mm

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$5.40 per strand
$4.59 each at 10 strands or more
$3.78 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Lilac Purple, 6.5mm

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$4.45 per strand
$3.78 each at 10 strands or more
$3.11 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Gold Economy, 6.5mm

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$6.80 per strand
$5.78 each at 10 strands or more
$4.76 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Peridot pt-65gr-02, 6mm

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$8.40 per strand
$7.14 each at 10 strands or more
$5.88 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Turquoise pt-65tu-01, 6mm

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$9.80 per strand
$8.33 each at 10 strands or more
$6.86 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Gold Economy, 7.5mm

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$8.40 per strand
$7.14 each at 10 strands or more
$5.88 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, White, 7.5mm to 7.9mm

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$21.50 per strand
$18.28 each at 10 strands or more
$15.05 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Large Peacock pt-80PC-01, 7.5mm to 7.9mm

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$26.20 per strand
$22.27 each at 10 strands or more
$18.34 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Raspberry, 8.5mm

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$6.40 per strand
$5.44 each at 10 strands or more
$4.45 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, Antique Gold, 8.5mm

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$24.20 per strand
$20.57 each at 10 strands or more
$16.94 each at 50 strands or more

Potato, white, heavy banding, 9.5-11.5mm

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$15.70 per strand
$13.35 each at 10 strands or more
$10.99 each at 50 strands or more

How Many Potato Pearls on a Strand?

Pearls are typically strung on temporary strands measuring 16 inches in length. In metric measurements, this is equivalent to about 400mm. The table below is based on dividing the strand length by the average length on the drilled dimension of the pearl. This table gives you an approximate number of pearls you may expect to see on a typical strand - actual pearl counts can vary from this estimate.

Drilled Dimension
(average)
How many Pearls
on a Strand
4mm100
4.5mm89
5mm80
5.5mm73
6mm67
6.5mm61
7mm57
7.5mm53
8mm50
8.5mm47
9mm44
10mm40
11mm36
12mm33

Pearl buying tips:

Freshwater Pearls are sold by the strand. Strands are usually 16" long (40 cm), but sometimes can be as short as 15.5". They are temporarily strung on thread or mono filament cord.

We try to stock pearl styles that can be restocked, or where very similar pearls are readily available. Since pearls are a "natural product", some styles and colors will be available only in limited amounts and may not be available again. It is best to purchase all the strands that you need for a particular project all at the same time.

Please be aware that you usually get what you pay for with Freshwater Pearls! In other words, the higher the price, the nicer the pearls. Higher priced pearls will be more consistent in color and shape and will have better luster. Pearl prices also tend to be higher for very small pearls (more labor to prepare the strands) or very large pearls (more rare and they take longer to culture).

The fresh water pearls we sell are cultured pearls; for more information about the pearl culturing process please see the All About Pearls page. For more tips and information about selecting and buying Freshwater Pearls, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Freshwater Pearls.