Brides and pearls go together like cookies and milk - quite deliciously. As mentioned in last week's article on Pearl Earrings for the Bride, pearl jewelry has been a wedding day tradition since weddings became lavish events in the Victorian era. The luminous, lovely pearl has long been a symbol Read More
Tahitian black pearls, the rarest and most exclusive type of pearl, are also known as the Queen of Pearls. Grown in French Polynesia under delicate care and watchful eyes, the oyster that produces Tahitian black pearls is a very delicate creature. Since the majority of oysters who produce Tahitian pearls Read More
The lovely pearl is the June birthstone, as well as the astral stone for Gemini and Cancer. The illustrious gem has a long and storied history, and is the oldest known gemstone to be used in jewelry.
Though no one knows when oysters first began forming pearls, the first known use of the pearl in jewelry Read More
By the time you are enjoying the happiest day of your life, your maid of honor has spent countless hours helping you prepare for the wedding. She has trekked with you from bridal boutique to bridal boutique to find the perfect dress, compared color swatches until her eyes hurt, helped throw a fabulous Read More
There are several types of chocolate pearls: black Tahitian pearls which have been bleached chocolate, and natural freshwater white pearls which have been permanently dyed to obtain their warm, lustrous chocolate color.
In nature, pearl colors are produced by organic components between the calcium Read More
If the past five years have been a relentless search for the latest, hottest and trendiest in fashion and jewelry, this year marks a sensible return to the classics. With the sudden economic slowdown, loss of jobs, and fear of excessive spending, consumers are becoming discriminating jewelry buyers. Read More