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Kasumi-Like Chinese Freshwater Pearls - On Sale Now

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/19/2013 to Products
Ever since our first batch of "ripples" sold out we've been working with our contacts in Asia to secure new strands. It seems word is out in Asia about how popular these strands have become and most producers either didn't have anything of quality or wanted to charge exorbitant prices for what they did have. Fortunately our friends at Heng Mei we were able send us a few strands at competitive prices.

As promised we're putting these new Kasumi-like Freshwater pearl necklaces for sale today, click below to see the collection.

They're Back! - New Freshwater "Ripple" Strands!

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/18/2013 to Products
Back in September I picked up about 20 Kasumi-like Freshwater pearl necklaces, more commonly referred to as "Ripples". To be perfectly honest I bought them on a whim, not sure if there would be much interest. These pearls really couldn't be further from the classic white, perfectly round "ideal" that most consumers look for. I was worried I'd have them in stock for months. As it turns out there is a major shift going on with pearl enthusiasts, they want color, texture and uniqueness - something these pearls deliver in spades. Within 48hrs of putting the strands on sale everything had sold. Now the problem was not what to do with these strands, but how to get more! I contacted our friends at Heng Mei Pearl Co. and asked them to send everything they had with exotic color and good luster.

Today I'm offering a sneak peek at the first of new strands, tomorrow the 11 strands pictured below will be going for sale(around 9:00-10:00am PST). Sorry, but to keep it fair we must make it first come first serve.

Our new collection of Freshwater Ripples


new freshwater ripple pearl necklaces

Pearls Under Fire

Posted by Administrator on 11/14/2013 to General
Have you ever wondered what happens if you take a hydrogen fueled torch and try setting pearls on fire? Me neither, but youtuber "CarsandWater" clearly thinks a little different then you or I. In the video below he shows what happens when you spend 4 1/2 minutes torching a pearl. From the video we can see there layer after layer of calcium carbonate peeling away until nothing is left, indicating there was no nucleus in the pearl. I'm not exactly sure how useful this experiment is, but it sure looks cool!

Metallic Freshwater Pearls - On Sale Now

Posted by Kevin Canning on 11/6/2013 to Products
I was lucky enough to find several dozen top quality strands, each with bright almost impossible metallic luster. Today I'm offering a sneak peek for all my blog and social media subscribers. If there's anything left by next week they'll go on as a homepage special.
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