This is a 16-inch strand of 10-11mm cultured white pearls. They're Akoya (saltwater) and have a diffuse, soft luster to them. I got the idea watching some debate-or-other on healthcare and saw Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in big, chunky pearls. Then I saw a Republican Senator wearing them ... may have been Olympia Snowe, can't recall. Three's a trend, right?
So here are my Congressional pearls. For sale at this link.