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AA+ Vs. AAA Akoya Pearls: The Truth

Posted by Kevin Canning on 6/30/2017 to General
If you're thinking of buying Akoya pearls, watch this video first.

Pearls Of Joy Featured on Inc. Magazine

Posted by Kevin Canning on 5/18/2017 to General
Pearls Of Joy featured Inc. Magazine
I believe the more we share the world of pearls with the public, the better it is for the entire industry.

The traditional method of selling jewelry suggests we shouldn't bore the customer with "silly facts".

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Buying Pearls: Behind The Scenes [VIDEO]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 4/10/2017 to General
Click to view a short video we put together from our last pearl buying trip in Asia.

pearl buying behind the scenes

Taitian Pearl Sale - Necklace Preview

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/10/2016 to General
Click the image below for video and photo preview of the new Tahitian pearls. click for a preview of tahitian pearl necklaces

Tahitian Pearls - Tides of Change

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/7/2016 to General
This innocent looking piece of paper is very important…

It's an official document from the Government of French Polynesia, that states these pearls have passed inspection and are legal for export.

export certified Tahitian Pearls

Become a CPAA Pearl Specialist

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/8/2016 to News
We're introducing the CPAA Pearl Specialist Course! To the general public, this course cost $599. Since you’ve got a friend(me) with some pull in the CPAA…

You can take it for free! Find out how.
CPAA

The Rikitea Bribe

Posted by Kevin Canning on 5/17/2016 to News
Rikitea Tahitian Pearl Bribe

Hong Kong March 2016 - The Call Of The East [Day 3]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 3/8/2016 to General
Read the third and final report from our pearl buying trip to Asia. The full report has pictures of Tahitian pearls, HUGE South Sea pearl ropes, rare Souffle pearls and some incredible metallic freshwater pearls.

Hong Kong March 2016 - The Call Of The East [Day 2]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 3/4/2016 to General
Read report from day two of the 2016 Hong Kong gem and jewelry show and see all the fantastic pearl finds.

day two of the pearl show, read article now

Hong Kong March 2016 - The Call Of The East [Day 1]

Posted by kevin Canning on 3/2/2016 to General
Read report from day one of the 2016 Hong Kong gem and jewelry show and see all the fantastic pearl finds. Serious eye candy!

day one of the pearl show, read article now

Tahitian "Circle" Pearls, What's The Deal?

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/20/2015 to News
Lately I've received a few questions and comments asking "what are Tahitian Circle Pearls?". So I thought I'd write a quick write up what these pearls are all about and how some go crazy for them.

Tahitian Pearls - 3 Things You MUST Know

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/6/2015 to Products
Just the mention of black Tahitian pearls, conjures up thoughts of deep tropical waters, swaying palm trees and good men gone mad in search of them.  Click the image below to learn three key facts you need to know before purchasing Tahitian pearls.

Loose Tahitian Pearls

Little Guy Vs. Big Guy

Posted by Kevin Canning on 10/12/2015 to News
I want to share the secret to my success.... what gives me an edge over the competition...

...and has customers like you returning again and again, year after year.

The best way I know how, is to share a story from a recent pearl buying trip in Asia:

  "The Little guy Vs. The Big Guy"

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September 2015 Hong Kong Gem Show - [DAY 4]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/22/2015 to General

Day 4, our final day at the Hong Kong International Gem & Jewelry show. Click the image below and see our full report with pics.

September 2015 Hong Kong Gem Show - [DAY 3]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/18/2015 to General
Maybe it was the peking duck feast the night before, or possibly the 2 coffees and a red bull en route to the show. But we we started day 3 with a bounce in our step, ready to get down to business.

Click the image below to see the pics from Day 3...


September 2015 Hong Kong Gem Show - [DAY 2]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/16/2015 to General
Click the image below and read all about Day 2 of our pearl buying trip.


September 2015 Hong Kong Gem Show - [DAY 1]

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/15/2015
We're Back!

The throngs of people, the bumper to bumper traffic, the "unusual" smells -- heck even the jet lag was welcome(sick I know).

It all combines into that familiar feeling we get before we start each of our pearl buying trips.

Do yourself a favor and read our DAY 1 report by clicking the image below.

What Are Souffle Pearls?

Posted by Kevin Canning on 8/31/2015 to General

Soufflé Pearls an Introduction

Souffle pearls are decidedly a happy accident in pearl culturing techniques, equal parts genius and luck combine to create the wild colors, shapes and metallic luster only seen in...

a beautiful custom set of souffle pearls

A beautiful custom earring and pendant set made with Souffle pearls

What are Gem Grade Freshwater Pearls

Posted by Kevin Canning on 5/20/2015 to General
People ask me "what are gem grade freshwater pearls, and how do they compare to Akoya pearls" all the time. In this blog post I dive in a little deeper and show you how they how they stack up and why if you're on a budget they offer tremendous value.
akoya pearls vs. gem grade freshwater pearls
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