Ikecho Pearls are unique freshwater pearls from a hybrid freshwater mussel. Unlike other freshwater pearls, Ikecho pearls are nucleated, i.e. they are cultured with a nucleus in, similar to the way South Sea pearls are cultured. The pearls cultured from this hybrid mussels are extremely variable in shape, size and color. Exciting new colors and shapes are now coming into the market. An Ikecho pearl is like a Madonna it keeps reinventing itself!