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  • Big Natural Pearl Attached to the Shell

    Big Natural Pearl Attached to the Shell

    Marine researcher and pearl farmer Dave LeBlanc recently found a large natural pearl attached to the shell of a mussel.

    "Normally blister pearls present as a bump from a drilling predator or a ridge from a fracture, but this pearl spontaneously popped from its sac within the past year and became fixed to the shell. Although the sac burst because of the sheer size, the pearl didn't re-position itself by the looks of the growth fronts towards the outside of the shell. However, it...
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  • Jorge Adeler - Meteorites and Tahitians

    Jorge Adeler - Meteorites and Tahitians

    As a pearl lover who grew up a rock hound, I find these earrings an irresistible combination. Although Jorge Adeler is not the first to combine Tahitian pearls with meteorites -- my, oh my, what elegance he has wrought!



    You will see more Jorge Adeler pearl jewelry from this year's Couture Show in the future - stay tuned!

    See Jorge's Pearl Guide News article HERE.

    And visit his website www.jorgeadeler.com Blaire Beavers Managing Edit...
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  • Yael Sonia's Pearl Ring is Out of this World

    Yael Sonia's Pearl Ring is Out of this World

    The new show lighting was a definite viewing drawback, but it didn't deter enthusiasm for the 2018 Couture Show Awards. The display was one of the finest collections in any Couture Show competition. Although the lighting dampened the glow of pearls, this STELLAR ring form Yael Sonia was a standout.

    A movable Tahitian Pearl Moon orbiting a South Sea pearl.


    Okay, the studio photo has better definition. I am one who feels that the charm of pearls is better c...
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  • Nancy Newberg - Oscar-Worthy Teardrops

    Nancy Newberg - Oscar-Worthy Teardrops

    Seen at the Couture Show, an incredible pair of earrings designed by Nancy Newberg. They make ample use of the gem we love best at Pearl Guide. Oh, and there are also plenty of rubies and gold...



    You can see Nancy's previous Pearls of the Week here.

    Visit www.nancynewberg.com to see more of her beautiful work, or visit her Facebook page.

    Blaire Beavers
    Managing Editor
    Pearl Guide News...
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  • A Necklace from Brenda Smith

    A Necklace from Brenda Smith

    Brenda Smith, a favorite of Pearl Guide members, returns to our Pearls of the Week with this stunning and artistic necklace seen at the JCK Show Design Center. Brenda's jewels are displayed in museums, but this incredible piece should be worn and enjoyed.



    You can see Brenda's past Pearls of the Week here and here.

    And you can see her fabulous and very museum worthy necklace in this Tucson recap here.

    Visit www.BrendaSmithJewelry.com and www....
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  • A Little Non-Nacreous Beauty

    A Little Non-Nacreous Beauty

    Once you have been bitten by the non-nacreous natural pearl bug, there can't be too many photos to enjoy. These pearls are featured courtesy of Pacific Coast Pearls.

    Not just pink.


    Even green!


    The treasured pinks.


    And purples.


    You can see more natural pearls and unique jewelry on their website: www.pacificcoastpearls.com

    You can see their past Pearls of the Week Here, Here and...
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  • Tahitian Pearls with Buzz

    Tahitian Pearls with Buzz

    Marisa La Belle of Atelier Marisa has created fanciful, yet edgy insect jewelry to play up Tahitian pearls. This dramatic earring, featuring a trapiche emerald, has a lucky fly wandering away from a spider's web.



    And the bee is hovering right over the honeycomb in this jewel.



    Marisa is the creator of Orbit 8 earrings. See her previous articles HERE and HERE.

    www.ateliermarisa.com Blaire Beavers Managing Editor Pearl Gui...
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  • Natural Saltwater Pearls from KC Bell

    Natural Saltwater Pearls from KC Bell

    Despite their imperfections, these natural saltwater pearls from KC Bell have a luminous quality that captures the viewer. That is why natural pearls almost sell themselves. No one speaks as seductively as nacre!



    More captivating still, look at this triple strand.



    For pearl lovers, this is what we dream about.

    All pearls courtesy of KC Bell KCB Natural Pearls Blaire Beavers Managing Editor Pearl Guide News...
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  • Video Treasure Chest of Pearls

    Video Treasure Chest of Pearls

    I must share a video clip from Kojima Pearl Company/Pacific Pearls in Tucson this year. Sometimes things are so lovely that you must not keep them to yourself!

    First a photo.



    And the treasure...



    See more delights at:
    www.kojimapearl.com

    Blaire Beavers
    Managing Editor
    Pearl Guide News...
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  • Harvest Strand Eye Candy

    Harvest Strand Eye Candy

    Fresh from being seen at the Pearl Guide Ruckus, one of several special harvest strands made by a renowned South Sea pearl producer for PearlParadise.com.

    Harvest strands are rope necklaces made up of pearls that are representative of a pearl harvest. This means that there are a lot of interesting shapes and colors. Even better, the necklace is long enough to see while wearing -- and to enjoy fondling!

    To see the first one made and appreciate its complexity, click the l...
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  • Cibjo webinar/discussion on origins of gemstones
    by CortezPearls
    Although it is not about PEARLS (but it may include them), some of you may find it interesting, so here is the information:

    The origin of a gemstone, namely the geographic location at which it was extracted from the earth, has for years posed substantial scientific challenges to the gemmologists who are called on to make definitive judgements.

    The current focus on supply chain integrity and traceability means that the concept of origin has expanded and is more relevant
    ...
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    by CortezPearls



    Pearl-Guide.com invited forum member & sustainable pearl farmer Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls fame to a "Walk and Talk" Zoom event this past Saturday 10th, 2021.

    Josh -and wife Celeste Brash- took some time from his busy schedule with the pearl seeding season at his farm in Ahe, French Polynesia, to share information about their 2021 pearl harvest (48% rounds, wow!), his farming operation, pearl characteristics of this year's harvest and much more!...
    04-09-2021, 12:55 AM
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    by CortezPearls
    Hello dear Pearl-Guide.com Forum Members: With spring comes renewed energies and pulses, the recent system upgrade also allows me to start adding up content that we believe is necessary to keep the forum growing and renewed, making it the #1 Source for Pearl information on the World-Wide-Web for years to come. I had this idea of a column years ago, when I still published "The Sea of Cortez Peal Blog", which went "black" after a massive Russian hacker attack (the importance of updating your system...
    04-01-2021, 06:40 PM
  • The Winners! The CPAA's 10th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC)
    by CortezPearls
    New York, NY – Feb. 9, 2021. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has announced the U.S. and international winners of its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC).

    On Saturday, Feb. 6, judges Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier; and Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan (whose store will show and offer for sale the winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice); inspected 19 live U.S. division...
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    by GemGeek
    Carolyn Ehret operates Ehret Design Gallery on eBay, a favorite of our members, and myself! If you find yourself having to wait for a car repair or a delayed appointment, I can practically guarantee that the time will fly by while you look at the fun items on her site. Of course, looking can be dangerous to your pocketbook. This is also a great place to find a few gems to add to a necklace or earrings--or just to source beautiful and unusual pearls. I had Carolyn add gold spacer beads and finding...
    05-26-2019, 07:22 PM
  • Pearls Make Me Feel Beautiful
    by GemGeek
    Looking through photos from this summer, I noticed that all the photos where I am wearing pearls are the ones where I am joyous and glowing. Could there be a transfer of radiance from the pearls to the wearer? Can pearls fill the soul with visible happiness? I'm not sure, but I love my self-purchase of pearls from little h beyond measure.

    Happy Blaire, followed by closeups of the pearls...

    Non-glam photos, but nothing shows color like a white paper towel!
    ...
    12-10-2018, 12:45 AM
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