History of pearls

  • Should Wedding Pearls be worn for Luck?
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    Should Wedding Pearls be worn for Luck?

    Is it bad luck a for a bride to be wearing wedding pearls on her big day? The pearl, with its pure white colour and shining lustre, is a beautiful s...

  • 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...

  • Are Pearls Precious Or Semi-Precious Gems?
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    Are Pearls Precious Or Semi-Precious Gems?

    This beautiful piece of jewellery was made during the Ming Dynasty in China (1368-1644), using pearls, rubies and other precious gemstones. Historic...

  • 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...

  • Jewels of Elizabeth Taylor to be auctioned
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    Jewels of Elizabeth Taylor to be auctioned

    Christies have announced this week that jewellery from the estate of the late Elizabeth Taylor will be auctioned this Autumn. In honour of the celeb...

  • How to wear a Rope Necklace of Pearls
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    How to wear a Rope Necklace of Pearls

    There are many ways to wear pearls and choosing the right length of necklace for your intended look is one of the first decisions to make. The sauto...

  • Restringing Pearls
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    Restringing Pearls

    One of the earliest known pieces of pearl jewellery is the necklace of a Persian princess, found by a French archeologist at Susa and believed to da...

  • The Ultimate in Bridal Accessories ?
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    The Ultimate in Bridal Accessories ?

    A truly stunning 19th century natural pearl and diamond tiara comes to auction next month at Christie's, in London, with an estimated price of £1-1...

  • The Birthstone for June
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    The Birthstone for June

    Since 1912, the pearl has been recognised as the modern birthstone for June by the Jewelers of America, a celebration gift of pearl jewellery provid...

  • Jewellery at the Royal Wedding
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    Jewellery at the Royal Wedding

    She chose not to wear a necklace yesterday but, with an iconic dress designed by Sarah Burton for the British House of Alexander McQueen that beauti...

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