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  1. Oh yes! SSEF is to Europe what GIA is to the US...

    Oh yes! SSEF is to Europe what GIA is to the US and this is the lab that certifies nearly all natural pearls.

    One of the top pearl experts in the world is with SSEF - Laurent Cartier. You've...
  2. They have them all listed on their website. ...

    They have them all listed on their website.

    http://www.ssef.ch/research-publications/facette/
  3. SSEF Facette - Pearl carbon dating, a new "Pearl Scan" device and more

    SSEF puts out a remarkable magazine every year and I just took the time to go through the latest issue. There are quite a number of interesting pearl-related articles in this year's edition from...
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    "Sango" cultured akoya pearls from Japan

    GIA just came out with this article about "Sango pearls," or akoya pearls grown with a pink coral nucleus. We've seen a lot of pearls nucleated with things like natural pearls, cultured pearls,...
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    That's a gorgeous set!

    That's a gorgeous set!
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    Great knots too, Linda!

    Great knots too, Linda!
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    Oh my goodness. Those are really something.

    Oh my goodness. Those are really something.
  8. Sticky: I sent a message with a link to this story to the...

    I sent a message with a link to this story to the eBay newsroom and actually got a response. At first I thought there might be a chance ... maybe there was someone at eBay who cared that there was...
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    EGGcelent!!! LOL!

    EGGcelent!!! LOL!
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    More Ruckus Photos!

    We uploaded 145 Ruckus images to our Facebook page today!

    All the Facebook live events are loaded up there as well. I can't seem to post Facebook videos here the way we can with YouTube videos,...
  11. I heard people talking about your choker on...

    I heard people talking about your choker on Sunday morn ... beautiful! The Bahraini and pipi pearls complement. Caitlin = such a proud mother!!!
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    And this is a message to Cathy and Walter from...

    And this is a message to Cathy and Walter from Jacques Branellec!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE2Ts9VgDJI
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    THAT'S why there are so many eggs in our office...

    THAT'S why there are so many eggs in our office right now, lol!!!

    This was a little video I shot when Walter gave Cathy the harvest strand!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGeyTeNuvG4
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    Thank you to all who came. We had such an amazing...

    Thank you to all who came. We had such an amazing time!!!
  15. Ruth's Trip to Atlas' Pearl Farm in Bali, Indonesia

    For those who missed it, last year we held a drawing for a trip to Atlas' South Sea pearl farm in Bali, Indonesia! In order to be eligible, one had to be a member here with a minimum number of posts,...
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    I am wondering if it may have been in the AM when...

    I am wondering if it may have been in the AM when Red was hearing this. Selamat Pagi is a morning greeting, so perhaps "pagi, pagi" could be similar to the way we often just say "morning" instead of...
  17. There is very little used in letter terms, or at...

    There is very little used in letter terms, or at least letter terms people would recognize and understand. A lot of vendors use them, but they are all for internal use not marketing. Some examples...
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    We are getting RUCKUS READY here!!! Foe...

    We are getting RUCKUS READY here!!!

    Foe everyone coming in tomorrow, please, please share transportation. You're welcome to park at our office, which is just a few miles from the mansion. There is...
  19. I would say the majority of the pearls at the...

    I would say the majority of the pearls at the shows in Hong Kong are commercial grade, or the sort of thing you see in most department stores. Fine jewelry grade is available from some of the bigger...
  20. What a way to end the trip!

    What a way to end the trip!
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    Wow. That is so creative!

    Wow. That is so creative!
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    Yeah, lol. Talk about a turn!

    Yeah, lol. Talk about a turn!
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    I concur about the photos. The strand in the...

    I concur about the photos. The strand in the photo is a stock photo, not a photo of the actual piece.

    There is one other little trick I recommend employing, and that is examining the SKU. The SKU...
  24. Sticky: Ah yes, I remember now. I had a piece of that...

    Ah yes, I remember now. I had a piece of that presentation!

    The farms in China are freshwater pearl farms. Pearls are always processed and this is done in massive processing factories. Pearls are...
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    We are working on a potential "Facebook Live"...

    We are working on a potential "Facebook Live" event for the ruckus - the talks, the party, etc. If we can get all the details sorted out, this could be fun!
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