[Source] Button pearls


I’m currently buying button pearls from Rio Grande. Their “Freshwater
Cultured 12-13mm Button Pearl, White, A-Grade” is $18.20 per pearl.
Is there anywhere else that is selling these at a cheaper price? I
might be willing to do a lower grade – I’m not too familiar with the
difference between the grades, grade A is certainly fine enough for

I’ve seen people at craft shows sell 8-10mm necklaces of 20+ pearls
for about $60, so they must be paying a whole lot less than me. Are
they using lower grades?

Thanks for all your help.