Along with pearl bracelets, we think pearl pendants are probably the easiest gift to choose. Unless they are particularly expensive, a pearl pendant is very versatile and can be worn every day or on special occasions. The beautiful pearl pendant bought for someone aged 20, will always look
In this blog post, we thought we would share five things about pearls that you may or may not know. Some are probably true, we suspect at least one is more fiction than truth. 1. Pearls are known as the world's softest gem. They have a hardness factor of between 2.5-4.5. This compares to diamonds which have a hardness factor of ten. 2. Cleopatra famously challenged Mark Anthony with the claim that she could consume the entire wealth of a nation in just one meal. There is a longer story but the short version is that she crushed one of...
Imagine a full moon at midnight or a calm sea under the stars. The moon and stars shimmer, twinkle and glow with a beauty that only poets can truly capture with words. They have existed from before the very start of human civilization and give a solemn tranquillity that can ease the mind and calm the soul. Indeed, under the moonlight above the calm seas near parts of Japan can be found oysters that give us the shimmering beauty of Akoya pearls.
So how would they know that the pearls were genuine, or that the metal findings were indeed sterling silver. They would be relying on trust alone without actually performing a sterling silver test on the pearl jewellery or actually checking that the pearls were real themselves.