Beautiful, lustrous, elegant drop pearls are made by Swarovski in only the finest of traditions. Swarovski's pearls are perfect imitations of natural pearls. A crystal core combined with Swarovski's innovative pearl coating ensures a flawless surface and perfect curves. The weight and precision-centered holes ensure that when the pearls are skillfully hand-knotted, the strandage is balanced and hangs softly. The special coatings on the pearls are lead-free, resistant to perfume, sun rays, perspiration and wear.