Entries by emily

What are Baroque pearls?

Baroque pearls are some of the most fascinating organic gems available on the jewelry market.  A baroque pearl is any pearl that is asymmetrical in shape as opposed to the classic round shape. Any irregularly shaped pearl is known as baroque, and shapes can range from minor aberrations to distinctly oval, curved, pinched, or lumpy […]

Somethings You Probably Didn’t Know About Oysters

Somethings You Probably Didn’t Know About oyster Does every oyster have a pearl? Do you like jewelry? Whether you prefer necklaces or earrings, you probably like them with diamonds, rubies, sapphires or one of the many other types of precious jewels. If you love necklaces, you may be a big fan of pearls, too.

What’s the difference between a brooch and a pin?

What’s the difference between a brooch and a pin? All brooches are pins but not all pins are brooches. Strictly speaking, a brooch is a large, ornamental pin used to secure a cloak at the shoulder. The expression is also used for a similar pin worn simply as jewelry, generally by a woman. Pins and […]

How to Choose Freshwater Pearls

Why Choose Freshwater Pearls? Freshwater pearls are the most popular type of pearls on the market because they can be integrated into a wide variety of jewelry pieces. They are extremely versatile and they can be included in both casual and formal outfits. This makes them valuable power pieces in every woman’s jewelry box. Another […]

Types of Opal

Types of Opal Opal, derived from the Latin Opalus, means “the beauty of the gem.” Ancient Roman natural scientist Pliny once said: “On an opal stone, you can see the ruby flame, the amethyst-like stains, the emerald green sea, the colorful, seamless, beautiful.” In Europe, Opal was known as a Roman Empire and was of […]

Akoya Pearls

Akoya Pearls are the Classic Pearl Japanese Akoya pearls are “THE” classic white saltwater pearl, a saltwater cultured pearl from the Akoya oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii). This is the type of pearl made famous by Mikimoto and the what most people think of when they picture that perfect set of white pearls. Akoya pearls are […]

Cultured Pearl Types

Cultured Pearl Types Cultured pearl types come in 5 main varieties: Akoya, Tahitian, Freshwater, White and Golden South Seas, and Sea of Cortez Pearls. Each type of pearl has its own unique beauty to offer today’s pearl lovers. This short, visuals-rich overview will provide you with the “Quick-Start” info you need to make an informed […]

How to Protect Your Pearls Jewelry?

Pearl stones look adorable adorned as rings, necklace, bracelets and another form of jewelry. Considering the recent trend, it would not be exaggerated to claim that after the diamond, the pearl has become second most sought ornaments that women appreciate to wear. However, pearls are fragile in nature. Hence, they need to be protected or […]