Shopping for Pearls

Knowledge is power. Here’s what you need to know to shop wisely for your pearls. I’ll focus on salt water pearls for most of this as they are more expensive & it is easier to make a pricey mistake. The most obvious trait of pearls is COLOR. South Sea...

Pearl Shapes 101

The most valuable Tahitian & South Sea Pearls are round. Of course, nature rarely makes anything truly perfect, but “round” pearls should virtually perfectly round to the naked eye; no more than a few degrees off round that would have to be measured...

Salty or Unsalted?

When we think of pearls, it is usually salt-water pearls that we visualize, growing in an oyster. Cultured in various species of Pinctada oysters in the oceans of the south Pacific region, they are generally referred to as South Sea Pearls with subtypes of Tahitian...

I Love Pearls

Used to be every lady had a nice string of white pearls, but they decreased in popularity after the baby boomers grew up–didn’t really fit in with the hippy/revolutionary image of the sixties I guess….. Pearls have made a resurgence in popularity...