Cultured pearls

  • Small is Beautiful - What are Seed Pearls?
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    Small is Beautiful - What are Seed Pearls?

    The use of seed pearls in fine jewellery throughout the latter part of the 19th century was immensely popular. Elaborately decorated brooches, tiara...

  • An Introduction to Pearl Colour
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    An Introduction to Pearl Colour

    One of the most beautiful and unique qualities of a pearl is its colour. The popular image of a cultured pearl is that it should be pure and white,...

  • Roaring Twenties Fashion for SS 2012
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    Roaring Twenties Fashion for SS 2012

    If you enjoyed the recent nostalgia of The Artist, the catwalk fashions for Spring/Summer 2012 look to continue the revival of the Roaring Twenties,...

  • What are Coin Pearls and how are these flat pearls made?
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    What are Coin Pearls and how are these flat pearls made?

    Coin pearls are pretty flat-shaped cultured pearls that can be worn casually during the day and add a touch of individual glamour to the evening. S...

  • What is a Mabe Pearl?
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    What is a Mabe Pearl?

    A Mabe pearl is a composite cultured blister pearl, a large half pearl of glorious nacre that is popularly used for making pearl pendants and pearl...

  • A Historic Pearl Gift for a New Owner?
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    A Historic Pearl Gift for a New Owner?

    Tonight in New York, a historic pearl gift will find a new owner during the first live auction of Legendary Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth...

  • Freshwater pearls or saltwater pearls?
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    Freshwater pearls or saltwater pearls?

    Here is a simple question. How many freshwater pearls are there in this image ? Pearls have fascinated us for hundreds of years with their colours,...

  • How long does it take to grow a real cultured pearl?
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    How long does it take to grow a real cultured pearl?

    Have you wondered how long it takes to grow a real cultured pearl? Is it a month, a year or perhaps longer? The answer? Of course it depends... The...

  • Discovering the Treasure of Golden Pearls
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    Discovering the Treasure of Golden Pearls

    Biologists may tell us about warning colours in nature and how we are all programmed from birth to be frightened of stripey snakes or red spiders. B...

  • The Story of Mikimoto Pearls
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    The Story of Mikimoto Pearls

    The cultured pearl is closely associated with the name Mikimoto, a worldwide retailer and brand that is known for its Akoya pearls and luxury pearl...

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