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Do You Like Pearls With Color?

Posted by Kevin Canning on 1/30/2014 to Products

Do You Like Pearls With Color?

I asked this question to our Twitter and Facebook fans this week, and while there were a few traditionalists who prefer white, the majority seemed to love colorful pearls. If I asked the same question 5 years ago, I'm not sure we'd see such a wide embrace. It's been very exciting to watch the industry transform, even more so to bring special pearls like these to market(On Sale Feb. 3rd).

Exotic Color Freshwater Pearl Drops

For the readers that been around since September, you'll likely reconize these pearls. These are the exotic color Freshwater drops I selected at the Hong Kong Gem Show. Each pair was picked for its high luster and "fancy" color. I'll be honest, it's been a struggle to photograph and and describe these pearls, as just a small change in light will dramatically change they way they look. Be warned, these earrings do change color depending on the angle you view them and the lighting; however, most will agree it's part of their appeal.

pairs of rare colored metallic freshwater pearls Exotic Freshwater Pearl Drops Drop shaped freshwater pearl earrings

Free Form Baroque Freshwater Pearls

If you're reading this blog I have a feeling you'll "get" these pearls, and if you've been following our Facebook page this week, you know you're not alone. With their metallic luster, intense orient and exotic body colors, these little nuggets are in a class of their own. Pearl collectors will see the beauty of their natural curves, traditionalists likely will not.

Exotic color free from baroque pearls loose rare colored baroque freshwater pearls matched pairs of exotic freshwater pearls intense orient on finished pearl earrings free form baroque freshwater pearl earrings

Glamor Shots VS. Natural Light

When selling pearls we want to photograph them under ideal conditions, usually with the aid of a light box. While this shows every little nuance of color, luster and orient, I'm aware that  pearls are worn in the real world, often under less then ideal lighting. In response to several questions I've received about IRL(in real life) versus glamor shots, I've included a number of images shot under natural conditions, no special lights.

Exotic color freshwater pearls Intense metallic luster another shot of pearl under natural light pearls shot under natural light white baroque pearls purple, gold and white pearls  variety of free form baroque pearl earrings

We should have these ready for Monday February 3rd, and as usual blog subscribers and facebook fans will get an update as soon as they are released.

Reader Comments

Date 1/31/2014
Heidi B.
These are stunning. The baroque studs, in particular, really highlight the play of color. Can't wait to see them released!
Date 1/31/2014
I don't normally wear studs, but perhaps this time I will have to because I fell in love with the baroque soufflés, they are fabulous.
Date 1/31/2014
Kevin Canning
Hi MV, Those are actually solid free form baroque FWPs, not souffles - very similar colors and texture though.
Date 1/31/2014
Wow. Those colors are insane!
Date 1/31/2014
Date 2/2/2014
Just gorgeous; what is mm size?
Date 2/2/2014
Hey Duchesse, The drops are 7.5 - 8mm and the baroques are in the 10-12mm range. Thanks for the compliments!
Date 2/4/2014
They are not soufflés? The better because they are 100% nacre!

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