Fiji Pearls

Beautiful pearls!

You mentioned Asia is a difficult market - can you elaborate on that pls?
 
The "Keshi" pearls in your series of images are really nice. Some of them are pretty impressive size wise too!
 
I could cry, I want that wreath sooooo much! And Phil, don't take all those amazing baroques, please~

haha Pattye, its too late i took them all ! Only kidding ;-) They are plenty of them left for you and all Fiji pearl lovers around the world to play with. And yeah i love the funk. Its been a privilege to spend time with Justin, Leanne and teams in Savusavu, i will never thank them enough for their unique and warm welcome. Those pearls are truly amazing. And its not only about the stunning colours, its also about the "Fijian way" of doing pearl farming in those days of climate change, with great environmental and social commitments, creating incomes and values for economically disadvantaged rural communities, while at the same time positively adressing environmental stability and sustainability. That's 21st century pearl farming at its best ! Let me put it this way : In 1974, journalist John Landau published his famous article in which he wrote : "Last Thursday, at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock’n’roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time." . Well, in Savusavu, i have seen the future of pearl jewellery. And its name is Fiji Pearls!
 
Second to Icy. Why Asia is a difficult market?
Is it because people prefer dark body Tahitian pearls?
 
haha Pattye, its too late i took them all ! Only kidding ;-) They are plenty of them left for you and all Fiji pearl lovers around the world to play with. And yeah i love the funk. Its been a privilege to spend time with Justin, Leanne and teams in Savusavu, i will never thank them enough for their unique and warm welcome. Those pearls are truly amazing. And its not only about the stunning colours, its also about the "Fijian way" of doing pearl farming in those days of climate change, with great environmental and social commitments, creating incomes and values for economically disadvantaged rural communities, while at the same time positively adressing environmental stability and sustainability. That's 21st century pearl farming at its best ! Let me put it this way : In 1974, journalist John Landau published his famous article in which he wrote : "Last Thursday, at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock’n’roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time." . Well, in Savusavu, i have seen the future of pearl jewellery. And its name is Fiji Pearls!

As one from NJ, I really appreciate your reference to the Boss...and I also appreciate your commentary on sustainability. Kudos to Justin and his team!!
 
I loved those two toned pearls! Would love to own some of that funk one day!
 
WOW. So much beautiful eye candy in this thread! This is my first time seeing Fiji pearls -- they are jaw-dropping.

LMGarden & Red, thank you so much for sharing pictures of your treasures. They are so lovely! I am especially enamored with the bi-color pearls. And LMG, your ingenuity in the different ways to wear your necklace is quite impressive -- you have so much style.

Looking forward to learning more from all of you!
 
Ahh, Cumingi,

We always appreciate hearing more about Fiji Pearls and of course applaud sustainability and environmental responsibility. One can only hope Fiji Pearls will have the longevity of Springsteen, 40+ years and still going strong!

Please do share some of your jewelry designs; we'd love to see them and hope to hear from you more often! Many of us here are especially fond of blue pearls ~ :)
 
Well...I just read this thread from the beginning to the end...here. I am going to plan a trip to Fiji, first. Then I am going to hope that Justin may be at Tucson show this year so I can see his harvest in person soon. Does anybody know if he or a representative will be there?
 
I just saw this post today and I must say, those are some of the most beautiful pearls I have ever seen!

Red, your bracelets are amazing and LMGarden I so appreciate your creativity.
 
Well, it’s been a long while since I’ve had a chance to post. I see lots of new names and gorgeous pearls!!

I finally picked up my loose Fiji pearls from PP a couple months ago, and added a necklace to intermix with my other pieces. I’ve found a few connectors and carabiners, some old some new, some inexpensive, and a few sterling & 14k pieces.

I chose these pearls for color rather than shape or size. Some don’t have perfect skins, and some have less luster than others, but that said, they make a statement. I added a few 14k pyramid beads at the center of the new necklace, and a couple at the end of my original bracelet. It adds a bit of length, but mostly they add subjects sparkle. The pearl color varies greatly in different light. I love J Hunter Fiji pearls, and I’m very grateful to Jeremy & Hisano and all the PP staff for their help and patience in dealing with my crazy schedule!

Here are a few images of 2 bracelets with the new necklace for a double strand look. When worn as a single strand, depending on which connectors and amount chosen, it varies in length from 22” - 30”. The other images show various ways of connection.
 

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Well, it’s been a long while since I’ve had a chance to post. I see lots of new names and gorgeous pearls!!

I finally picked up my loose Fiji pearls from PP a couple months ago, and added a necklace to intermix with my other pieces. I’ve found a few connectors and carabiners, some old some new, some inexpensive, and a few sterling & 14k pieces.

I chose these pearls for color rather than shape or size. Some don’t have perfect skins, and some have less luster than others, but that said, they make a statement. I added a few 14k pyramid beads at the center of the new necklace, and a couple at the end of my original bracelet. It adds a bit of length, but mostly they add subjects sparkle. The pearl color varies greatly in different light. I love J Hunter Fiji pearls, and I’m very grateful to Jeremy & Hisano and all the PP staff for their help and patience in dealing with my crazy schedule!

Here are a few images of 2 bracelets with the new necklace for a double strand look. When worn as a single strand, depending on which connectors and amount chosen, it varies in length from 22” - 30”. The other images show various ways of connection.

How beautiful!! I love the colors, especially the greens & teals! You did a marvelous job in combining different styles of necklaces. Love the clasps & connectors. These are beautiful & versatile necklaces! I'm so jelly over those Fiji pearls! ;)
 
Thank you, Katbran!
I found an assortment of connectors on a couple Etsy shops. I think it’s okay to posts their shops:
Rock climbing jewelry
Lovelybeadllc
Marlaaaron.com - not on Etsy, she offers many choices in semi and precious stones

This may be a bit off topic, but I got the idea of using carabiners and connectors from her site. I made a few strands specifically to fasten with connectors, by using closed rings at both ends of a strand. I like connectors with ropes, as they can double or triple with with the connector facing the front, or not. Pendants hang well, and many at a time. They work well with orbit clasps, or any clasp that will fit.

Here are a few non Fiji pearl examples!
 

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Fabulous lmgarden! So happy to see you posting. You have so many fun pieces and arrangements!
 
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