Cultured pearls

  • In Search of Black Pearls
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    In Search of Black Pearls

    2011 is the 50th anniversary of the first successful experiment to grow cultured pearls in French Polynesia. Jean-Marie Domard, a Frenchman who had...

  • Where are Japanese Akoya Pearls farmed ?
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    Where are Japanese Akoya Pearls farmed ?

    White Akoya pearls are loved for the high quality of their lustre, their exquisitely round shapes and their pink overtone. An Akoya pearl necklace ...

  • What are Keshi Pearls ?
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    What are Keshi Pearls ?

    Fashioned with oddly shaped pearls, we have just introduced our first Keshi pearl necklace and matching Keshi pearl bracelet to Winterson. The word...

  • Diving for Pearls
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    Diving for Pearls

    The industry of diving for pearls largely disappeared with the invention of a method for producing a cultured pearl in the early 20th century. Altho...

  • Five more questions to ask when buying pearls
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    Five more questions to ask when buying pearls

    Buying and comparing pearl jewellery can be a difficult task. Here are the second 5 of ten simple questions to ask when buying pearls and to help fi...

  • Five Questions To Ask When Buying Pearl Jewellery
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    Five Questions To Ask When Buying Pearl Jewellery

    Pearl jewellery can be found in a wide range of designs, qualities, and prices. When buying pearls, retail and online shoppers can find pearl neckla...

  • Buying Pearls in Hong Kong
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    Buying Pearls in Hong Kong

    The historic Star Ferry has ploughed its way across Hong Kong harbour since the late 1880s. The crossing is named by National Geographic Traveler as...

  • Buying Pearls as a Gift for Mother's Day ?
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    Buying Pearls as a Gift for Mother's Day ?

    One precious day in every year, mothers are celebrated around the world. Why not treat your mother with a gift of pearls that she can cherish and lo...

  • Is Shape a Good Guide to Pearl Quality?
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    Is Shape a Good Guide to Pearl Quality?

    The astonishing diversity of the pearl has made pearls a versatile gem of choice for all types of jewellery, in fashion and other accessories. But w...

  • Natural Pearls
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    Natural Pearls

    If you hear a pearl described as real or natural, remember that there is a significant difference in meaning. A natural pearl is a real pearl formed...

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