About Cultured Pearls

Natural Pearls VS Cultured Pearls: Benefits & Differences

In the world of authentic pearls, there are two primary types often compared to one another: natural pearls vs cultured pearls. Both are real gemstones, but it’s the way they are formed that makes them different. Creation: The Biggest Difference Between Natural Pearls vs Cultured Pearls How is a natural pearl created? It’s formed naturally … Continue reading Natural Pearls VS Cultured Pearls: Benefits & Differences

December 11, 2017

Understanding Pearl Colors: How Do Oysters Create Different Color Gems?

Cultured pearl colors and shades can vary… from green, pink, blue and purple, to black, white, cream and peach. Some of these awesome gemstones even come with fabulous multi-color overtones. But, how do oysters create the gems in different colors? Where Do Black Pearls Come From? There are various factors that can cause a pearl … Continue reading Understanding Pearl Colors: How Do Oysters Create Different Color Gems?

December 6, 2017

Mr. Mikimoto: Master of Pearls

Pearl aficionados and most pearl enthusiasts from all walks of life know well the name of Mikimoto. The world of pearls would not be what we know today without Mr. Kokichi Mikimoto of Japan. Most understand that Mikimoto was the inventor of cultured pearls, achieving in 1893 his quest to uncover the secret of an … Continue reading Mr. Mikimoto: Master of Pearls

September 30, 2015