Pearl Types

Impressive Gemstone Find: Yes, Scallops Produce Pearls Too! (Video)

For the past four years, Karen McCavour and her husband have been fishing for scallops. When she first started, she had no idea whatsoever that these mollusks produce rare scallop pearls! But, over the years, she’s found multiple scallop pearls, successfully growing her own gemstone collection. Just this January, she discovered a pearl of pretty … Continue reading Impressive Gemstone Find: Yes, Scallops Produce Pearls Too! (Video)

February 7, 2018

What Are Hanadama Pearls?

Even if you consider yourself well-educated when it comes to the pearl market, you may sometimes see a word that you don’t recognize: Hanadama. The Hanadama is a pearl classification which designates the very best of the best when it comes to Japanese Akoya pearls. Choosing a Hanadama pearl necklace is a way to guarantee … Continue reading What Are Hanadama Pearls?

April 26, 2016

A Pearl Primer: Tahitian

If you’re unfamiliar with Tahitian pearls, you won’t be for long. Regardless of whether you were originally on the lookout for something unique or a simply searching for a classic white strand, Tahitian pearls are sure to catch your eye as you look through the wide variety of available pearls. With their deep luster and … Continue reading A Pearl Primer: Tahitian

December 30, 2015

A Pearl Primer: South Sea

Regardless of whether you consider yourself a pearl aficionado or if you are new to pearl-buying, savvy shoppers always know what they are buying. That’s why it’s good to learn (or re-acquaint yourself) with the different types of pearls available, so that you are able to make a wise purchase. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading A Pearl Primer: South Sea

December 23, 2015

A Pearl Primer: Akoya

If you’re in the market for pearls, you may be confused by all of the different varieties available. Learning about each type of pearl will help you to make an informed choice. One of the most common pearl varieties is the Akoya, which, unsurprisingly, comes from Akoya oysters. Akoya oysters and their corresponding pearls come … Continue reading A Pearl Primer: Akoya

December 16, 2015

Dashingly Delicate Freshwater Pearl Necklace

When designed thoughtfully, a simple setting for a beautiful piece of jewelry can garner as much attention as the actual gemstone itself. Designing jewelry with simplistic character exudes sophistication and creates a dramatic look. When pursuing expensive pieces of jewelry, there is a common theme of understated elegance communicated by wearing a solitary-style ring, broach … Continue reading Dashingly Delicate Freshwater Pearl Necklace

June 26, 2014