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