March 2014 Hong Kong Pearl Show - This one's gonna be good!
Its been almost six months since I last left for Hong Kong, with the idea to photo-blog the pearl buying process. Lucky for me my GF Alana is an excellent photographer and as it turns out, has a pretty good eye for pearls as well. The end result was a huge hit, the pearl community seemed to really enjoy following along on our trip and getting a sneak peak into process of picking and matching pearls.
In just a couple days, we'll be landing in Hong Kong and doing it all over again. Just like last year we'll be buying pearls, taking photos and blogging every day from March 3rd - March 7th.
Luster might be the most important of the seven factors that are used to determine the value of a pearl. For instance, a strand of pearls with some blemishes but with sharp, attractive luster will be more valuable as compared to a clean strand with low luster, if all other things are equal. This is because luster can easily be seen and assessed by the naked eye, without requiring any special tools. And it is one of the first things that a person, consciously or subconsciously, notices about pearls.