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

Maven Collection Mother's Day Sale 2015 - The Big One!

Posted by Kevin Canning on 4/9/2015 to Products
Click the image below to see a preview of the new items being added to the Maven Collection.
beautiful near round dark blue akoya pearl rose gold tin cup necklace

The Evolution Of Freshwater Pearls: Part 3

Posted by Caitlin Williams on 3/25/2015 to General
INTRO: This article is a continuation of Caitlin Williams three part series on the ever evolving Freshwater Pearl. In part 3 Caitlin takes a look at some of the new developments and what might be coming in the future. evolution of freshwater pearls

Back To The Orient! March 2015 Gem Show: DAY 3

Posted by Kevin Canning on 3/4/2015 to General
Well Day 3 wrapped up with a lot of great finds. Click the image below to read our report and see the pictures.

day 3 report

Back To The Orient! March 2015 Gem Show: DAY 2

Posted by Kevin Canning on 3/3/2015 to General
If day 1 of the show is about getting our bearings, day 2 is about getting down to business. We did very well finding giant South Sea baroques, stunning blue Akoyas and more...

perfect metallic drop pearls
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