How to Tell If Your Pearls Are Genuine

By Emily on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 in Guides, Informational, Pearls. No Comments

For whatever reason, you may have come into possession of pearl jewelry and aren’t sure whether or not the pearls are genuine. Here are some questions you can ask yourself that will help determine whether the pearls you own are ones worth keeping. Are the pearls heavy? Genuine pearls are heavier than those made from… Read More


Pearls of Tahiti

By Emily on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

Commonly known for their black color, Tahitian pearls are indigenous to the South Pacific region of French Polynesia. Second only in value to South Sea pearls, Tahitian pearls represent some of the most sought after pearls in the world. They are cultivated from the black-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster and take many years… Read More


Wisconsin’s Pearl Rush

By Emily on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Gemstone, history, Informational, Milwaukee, Pearls. No Comments

Imagine that you’re living in south-central Wisconsin during the late 1800’s. You make $10 a week and have to spend most of that money on food and shelter. Suddenly you read a story in the town newspaper about a local resident who found a pearl in Sugar River and sold it for $100. Later you… Read More


15 Fascinating Pearl Facts

By Emily on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational, Pearls, Uncategorized. No Comments

Not only are pearls the official birthstone for June, but they are also the recognized celebratory gemstone for the 3rd and 30th anniversaries. Pearls are the only gemstones in the world that are extracted from living animals. A pearl is formed when an irritant, such as a grain of sand enters an oyster, causing the oyster… Read More


The Differences in Pearl Types

By Emily on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational, Pearls. No Comments

Pearls offer a classic and elegant look to any outfit, making it a popular choice for many jewelry lovers. But deciding between the four major types of cultured pearls can be a daunting task. Here are some important pieces of information to keep in mind before purchasing your very own pearl jewelry piece. Freshwater pearls are the… Read More


How to Determine Pearl Quality

By Emily on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 in Informational, Pearls. 1 Comment

In order to determine the quality of diamonds, we look no further than the 4 C’s: cut, color, carat, and clarity. Like diamonds, pearls have their own set of standards for determining quality. These factors definitely aren’t as memorable as the 4 C’s but are just as important. Understanding these quality factors can help you better recognize the… Read More