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Pearl Care

Posted by Ricki Goldstein on Sunday, September 25, 2011,
Caring for your pearls is easy. Be sure not to expose them to creams, lotions, perfumes, cosmetics or hair spray. Don’t clean them with chemicals or abrasives. Simply, wipe them gently with a lightly dampened cloth. Treat them with care and they will reward you for years to come. Put them in a cloth bag or tissue after using. Restring them every few years.
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Tahitian Pearls

Posted by Ricki Goldstein on Monday, September 12, 2011,
Exotic South Sea pearls from the Black-Lipped Oyster, or Pinctada margaritifera, are more commonly known as Tahitian pearls. These pearls are often referred to as black, but have a remarkable colour range that covers the spectrum - from light, creamy white and grey, to regal greens and deep black. Tahitian pearls are relative newcomers to the pearl world, popularized only as early as the mid-1900's. Unlike the more common pearl types, Tahitian pearls typically have a naturally dark body colo...
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Freshwater Pearls

Posted by Ricki Goldstein on Sunday, September 11, 2011,

Although it is the most common type of pearl produced today, most freshwater pearl information may be little known to the general public. Their unique shapes and wide variety of colours combined with their attractive prices and charming character, have made them a favourite amongst jewellery designers, shoppers, and pearl connoisseurs alike. They characteristically range in shape from very baroque to nearly round.
Best known for their whimsical shapes and wide variety of sizes and colours, the...

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The History of Pearls

Posted by Ricki Adler on Saturday, September 10, 2011,
No other gem has captivated our collective fascination like the pearl. One of the world’s first gemstones, a pearl is truly a miracle of nature. They are unlike any other gemstone. Pearls are grown in oceans, streams and lakes by molluscs, such as oysters or mussels while other gemstones are mined from the earth. Pearls are beautiful as they are, straight out of the mollusc. The pearl was the first gem to be valued by mankind. They have been recognized as prized gems for centuries longer t...
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