There are a few types of pearls available in the market, namely real pearls and cultured pearls.
Cultured pearls are usually man-made or reared artificially. They are relatively inexpensive as compared to real pearls harvested from the ocean. E. g. Swarovski pearls and fresh water cultured pearls.
There are also plastic pearls which are readily available but do not have the lustre shine.
Depending on your budget, you could choose from different types of pearls in your beading / jewelry making needs.
Glass beads are commonly used in beading projects. Some common ones are Czech glass beads or Indian glass beads.
They are available in different designs such as leaf shape which make them very popular.
Usually the Indian glass beads have colourful coatings and designs and are usually handmade."
Read about all the types of Beads HERE.