Japanese Pearls are some of the finest man-made pearls. Their center core is made of plastic so the pearls are lightweight. They have been dipped in their coating a number of times to assure the finest luster possible. They will also not peel or flake. These pearls can be used in many ways. They are most commonly used for embroidery, particularly for bridal. Also used in various forms of crafting along with with use as fishing bait tackle (in the silver and gold plated pearls). They are manufactured by Japan’s finest makers.