15 Fascinating Pearl Facts

By Emily on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 in Gemstones, 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. Most often, a pearl is formed when a mollusk secretes a protective substance called nacre around a small bit of organic… Read More


The Differences in Pearl Types

By Emily on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in Gemstones, 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