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Famous Pearl Quotes

Posted by Pearls Of Joy on 8/28/2013
Pearls have inspired people for ages with their timeless appeal. These treasures from the sea have also invited some unusual and profound comments from people who have been captivated by their rarity and beauty. The following quotes are for you to enjoy! As pearls of wisdom go, these thoughts and quips are pearl-worthy indeed!
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Abalone and Pearls

Posted by Kevin Canning on 8/26/2013 to General
Endlessly captivating the ever changing colors and patterns of an abalone shell are truly one of nature’s miracles.

Comparing White Pearls

Posted by Kevin Canning on 8/21/2013 to General
Recently I was working with a customer trying to help her decide on a new pair of white pearl earrings. She knew she wanted white pearl studs and she knew she wanted them large, 9.0 mm or bigger.... Read More

Comparison of Akoya pearl earrings, Freshwater pearl earrings and South Sea pearl earrings

From left to right: Frewshwater earrings: 9.5-10mm gem grade, Akoya earrings: 9.0-9.5mm AAA grade, White South Sea earrings: 9-10mm AAA

Famous Pearls

Posted by Pearls Of Joy on 8/15/2013 to General
Read about the long history of famous pearls found through history. Kings, Queens and even slaves have all played a role in the history of these prized gems. Read More...

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How Oysters Form Pearls

Posted by Kevin Canning on 8/13/2013 to General
The popular myth that oysters form pearls from a single grain of sand is a bit of intriguing folklore, but without merit. In fact, oysters are incredibly adept at secreting sand that regularly gets into its shells in waters laden with sand. On the other hand, the notion that it takes a foreign particulate, irritant, or even organism to trigger an oyster to form a pearl is true. Read More...

Why are Black Pearls Black?

Posted by Pearls Of Joy on 8/8/2013 to General

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From left to right: Black Tahitian Pearls, Black Akoya Pearls and Black Freshwater Pearls

Pearl lovers with a taste for the exotic often gravitate toward the undeniably enchanting black pearl, a mysterious gem if ever there was! Of course, “black pearls” aren't actually black but instead the term is used to describe pearls that have a dark body color, usually green, blue purple or gray. Commercially speaking, there are three types of cultured black pearls on the market; black Akoya pearls, black Freshwater pearls and black Tahitian pearls. Black Tahitian pearls are the only type that occurs naturally. Tahitian black pearls are born with their mysteriously gorgeous body colors and unique coloration that makes them prized as rare treasures around the world. Black Freshwater pearls and black Akoya pearls are also available, but they are dyed or irradiated, a permanent but artificial process. Read More...
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