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Forum: Pearls | What's Hot 07-03-2012, 04:35 PM
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Customizing a piece definitely enhances the...

Customizing a piece definitely enhances the experience of purchasing jewelry. Wearing something that you influenced the look of feels good, and makes any compliment you receive on the item even more...
Forum: The Pearl Nook 06-15-2012, 10:40 AM
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Views: 8,023
Posted By opera
I saw this piece come through our office as well,...

I saw this piece come through our office as well, and was pleasantly surprised to see the bride choosing such a distinctive necklace. It keeps things interesting for us, to have customers who really...
Forum: Pearls | What's Hot 02-24-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,091
Posted By opera
What a great alternative to the traditional white...

What a great alternative to the traditional white double strand!
Forum: Pearl Necklace Advertising Clippings 02-22-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,066
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Pearls and women in politics seem to go hand in...

Pearls and women in politics seem to go hand in hand.
Forum: Show Your Pearls Off! 02-17-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,392
Posted By opera
Thought you mind find these helpful: ...

Thought you mind find these helpful:

American Diamond's Recommended Do's and Don'ts for Jewelry Care

Dos:

When not in use, store jewelry in soft, velvet-lined case or pouches.
When...
Forum: Show Your Pearls Off! 02-17-2012, 04:18 PM
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Views: 6,392
Posted By opera
The pictures are beautiful, congratulations on...

The pictures are beautiful, congratulations on your wedding Ivonne and Christopher. :)
Forum: Pearl Necklace Advertising Clippings 02-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,928
Posted By opera
We have something very similar available in a...

We have something very similar available in a 10x10.5mm high quality freshwater strand (http://www.americanpearl.com/10x10frop.html):

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/americanpearl_2198_7815429

There's...
Forum: Pearls | What's Hot 02-15-2012, 12:24 PM
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Views: 3,881
Posted By opera
I think I found a still of Sarah from the show...

I think I found a still of Sarah from the show wearing our necklace as well:

http://jeunefilleblog.com/blog3/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Sex-and-the-City-Sarah-Jessica-Parker-Bluefly-bag.jpg
Forum: Pearls | What's Hot 02-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,008
Posted By opera
Very cool to see our company's products going...

Very cool to see our company's products going onto the big screen. I like that the designer chose classic styles, can't wait to see the rest of the production photos.

I also reblogged the first...
Forum: Pearl Custom Orders 08-11-2011, 12:59 PM
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Views: 6,368
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Forum: Pearl Custom Orders 08-11-2011, 12:58 PM
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Views: 6,368
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Forum: Pearl Custom Orders 08-11-2011, 12:57 PM
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Views: 6,368
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Divider Clasps

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Forum: Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearls 07-26-2011, 03:22 PM
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Views: 3,530
Posted By opera
Mikimoto: the first 50 years

Mikimoto is perhaps the most well-known name in the cultured pearl industry. He is regarded as a famous historical figure in Japan, and his legacy is taught in schools.

Born January 25, 1858 in...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,667
Posted By opera
Tahitian Pearl Color

When defining the color of a pearl, two major factors are taken into consideration, the bodycolor and the overtone. For white pearls, the color can best be seen when held under direct light on a...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-22-2011, 12:08 PM
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Views: 3,350
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Tahitian Pearl Strength

While the surface of a Tahitian Pearl may be soft, the pearl as a whole is remarkably strong. In fact, early pearl dealers were able to step on a mix of imitation and real pearls, and those that...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-22-2011, 12:06 PM
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Views: 4,033
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Tahitian Pearl Hardness

The surface quality of a Tahitian pearl is relatively soft, rating about a 4 on the Mohs scale. (Soapstone rates a 1 as the softest, while diamonds rate a 10 as the hardest.) This means that a sharp...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-22-2011, 12:05 PM
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Views: 3,528
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Chatoyancy

This flame-like pattern appears on pearls that form from fiber-like or prismatic crystals, such as those that come from the conch shells of snails. The visual effect is a result of non-nacreous...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-21-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,194
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Luster

Luster is one of the most visible ways to measure the quality of a Tahitian pearl. It comes from more than just a surface reflection, and can display the qualities of layers deeper inside the...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-20-2011, 01:19 PM
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Views: 3,570
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The Process

The role of the grafter in the creation of cultured pearls is very important. The grafter is the technician who operates on the actual mollusk to implant the nucleus that will become the center of...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-20-2011, 01:18 PM
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Views: 3,143
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Pearl Farms

Most Tahitian pearl farms are located in the Tuamotu Archipelago and Gambier island groups, where conditions of water temperature and plankton levels are ideal. These Tahitian pearl farms are...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-20-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,312
Posted By opera
Geography of French Polynesia

The area referred to as French Polynesia Tahitian Pearls are primarily made emcompasses 130 islands which are divided into five major groups, referred to as archipelagos.

Society Islands...
Forum: Tahitian Pearls 07-20-2011, 01:17 PM
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Views: 3,254
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Bivalve Mollusk

Also known as Pinctada margaritifera cumingii, these French Polynesian native mollusks were named for Englishman Hugh Cuming (1791-1865). Cuming, having made quite a fortune at an early age, devoted...
Forum: Pearl Dictionary 07-19-2011, 04:58 PM
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Views: 4,084
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Periculture

Periculture: The process of introducing an artificial nucleate into oysters to stimulate the growth of cultured pearls.
Forum: Pearl Dictionary 07-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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Views: 3,173
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Pearl Farm

Pearl Farm: The organized breeding and cultivation of oysters for cultured pearl production.
Forum: Pearl Dictionary 07-19-2011, 04:55 PM
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Views: 6,187
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Nucleate

Nucleate: The implantation of an artificial nucleus to instigate the growth of a cultured pearl within an oyster.
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