on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
in Gemstone, history, Informational, Milwaukee, Pearls.
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
on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
in Commonly Asked Questions, Informational, Pearls, Uncategorized.
What are the different types of pearls? Pearls come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colors. Some of the most common types of pearls found in fine jewelry are freshwater pearls, akoya pearls, Tahitian pearls, and South Sea pearls. If you want to learn more about these different types of pearls, click here…. Read More
on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
in Gemstone, Informational, Pearls, Uncategorized.
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