Baroque pearl

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 shapes. A pearl which might otherwise be considered an oval, button or drop pearl but which is not symmetrical in nature, would be considered semi-baroque. Though baroque look different from traditional pearls, they have their own unique beauty.

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Freshwater pearls

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 important benefit is the fact that prices for freshwater pearls are extremely accessible. Depending on the shape, the size and the integrity of the specimen, the price can range from a couple of American dollars to as much as a few hundred.

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opal earring

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 great value. According to Pliny, the Nunnery of the Senate has a very beautiful opal. He is very fond of it. At that time, the ruler Anthony asked him to give it, otherwise, he would be exiled. As a result, Nominating chose to go to exile and refused to offer Opal to Anthony.

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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 perfectly round and have the highest luster of all pearl types, many consider them “the best” pearl. Akoya pearls are favored by most retailers and consumers as the classic pearl choice.

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edison pearls

What are Edison pearls?

What Are Edison Pearls?

“There are two things which couldn’t be made at my laboratory — diamonds & pearls.”

—- Thomas Edison

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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 decision about which pearl type you’d like to buy.

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lockets with charms

What is the Difference between a Pendant and a Necklace?

Jewelry lovers are deeply passionate about all sorts of jewelry. Many of us indulge by amassing a sizeable personal collection. But when it comes to a particular type of jewelry – namely, the kind that adorns our necks – do you know the difference between a necklace, pendant, chain, and choker? We define each term for you below – from this point on, you can call yourself a neck jewelry authority!

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