18
Oct

Dark and exotic, cultured Tahitian pearls are the coveted black pearls from the tropical lagoons and atolls of French Polynesia. Introduced to the world during the early 1970s, these darkly shimmering gems rocketed to popularity and have maintained their place amongst the most treasured of pearls ever since.

Famous for their natural shades of black and their wide array of colorful overtones, Tahitian pearls are a staple for any pearl lover’s jewelry box. Their large sizes and eclectic mix of shapes make them extremely versatile; from classic round pearls to artistic, funky baroque shapes, these pearls have earned a place in the hearts of men and women around the world.

1. ORIGIN

* Tahitian pearls get their name from the island of Tahiti, but are actually cultured in the French Polynesian islands, not the main island of Tahiti.

* The pearls are grown in the Pinctada margaritifera, or black-lipped pearl oyster which can grow up to 12-inches in diameter at maturity.

* The Tahitian pearl oyster can be used as a pearl host up to three times during its lifetime. If it survives the third harvest, it is returned to the ocean to live the rest of its life in the wild, providing genetic diversity for other wild stock. If not, then the shells are harvested for their mother-of-pearl, which is sold to create buttons, inlays and other beautiful items.

2. NACRE THICKNESS

* Tahitian pearls are bead-nucleated, meaning that there is a small mother-of-pearl spherical bead inserted into the oyster’s gonad during the grafting process. This round bead gives the oyster a template to lay nacre over, which increases the chances of harvesting a perfectly round pearl.

* Tahitian pearls take about two years to acquire their thick nacre layers. Nacre depth is always kept at a minimum of 0.8 mm. These strict standards are regulated and enforced by the Ministeré de Tahiti, which controls all pearl exports from the islands.

3. SHAPES

Tahitian pearls come in a variety of shapes, but the most popular by far are perfectly round pearls. The next most valued shape is a symmetrical drop, then circled pearls, then free-form baroques. Matched pairs have a higher value as they’re harder to come by.

3.1 ROUND PEARLS

* Perfectly round, tissue-nucleated Tahitian pearls are rare and valuable as the vast majority of any harvest will consist of baroque shapes.

* Perfectly round pearls represent less than 5% of each yearly pearl harvest.

* Pearls that feature slight variations (about 2-5% deviance) from a true round shape account for about 15% of each yearly harvest.

3.2 SEMI-BAROQUES: SYMMETRICAL DROP-SHAPES, OVALS AND BUTTONS

* Semi-baroque shapes such as tear-drops, smooth ovals and button-shapes account for about 35% of each yearly harvest. Symmetrical shapes always have a higher value.

* Symmetrical drop-shapes have a romantic appeal for many pearl lovers. The graceful shape makes for desirable pendant and earring sets that will always have a receptive audience.

* Button-shapes are an excellent option to add into necklaces to maintain a lower retail cost. They appear round to the eye from a distance of 6-inches or more, but are priced as baroques. Luster and color concentration is often superb due to the irregular crystalline formation of the nacre.

3.3 CIRCLED BAROQUES

* Circles are the concentric rings running around the pearl’s body. They can range from a single ring to multiple rings stacked on top of each other over the pearl’s entire surface.

* Darker colors like violet or midnight blue tend to concentrate in the rings, heightening the contrast of brighter hues like rose or green.

* Emphasize their unique shapes and features – no two are perfectly alike. Playful layouts that mix and match shapes like these offer a touch of whimsy unmatched by a traditional round strand of pearls.

3.4 KESHI PEARLS

 4. COLORS

Tahitian pearl colors are described first using the primary body color, then the overtone. Tahitian pearl body color can range from near-white hues to jet black, although the majority of pearls are medium to dark charcoal gray colors. The overtone is the secondary, iridescent hue that appears to ‘float’ over the pearl’s surface.

Overtones can be peacock, pistachio, silver, steel, bronze, green, aquamarine, rose and aubergine among many other colors and hybrids. The saturation or intensity of the Tahitian pearl’s overtones increases the pearl’s value. Some overtones such as peacock are prized above all others.

There is no internationally recognized grading system for Tahitian pearl colors, so you will need to rely on your own judgment when describing a pearl’s body color and overtone.

4.1 PEACOCK PEARLS

* Peacock is by far the most popular overtone for Tahitian pearls. Peacock can be described as an iridescent mix of blue-green, green, gold and rose hues. The more saturated and intense the color, the more valuable the pearl is.

* Tahitian pearls with peacock overtones can have body colors that range from pale silver to medium and dark charcoal gray. The peacock overtone will show up best on pearls that range from a medium to dark charcoal gray body color.

* The peacock overtone is traditionally paired with white gold clasps and findings, however yellow gold can often enhance the secondary rose and golden hues, giving the pearls a warm sparkle.

4.2 SILVER PEARLS

* The silver overtone can help Tahitian pearls appear larger and brighter than their actual measurements. This is because light reflects off their surfaces at a higher rate.

* Silver is an excellent selection for women that have pink or reddish undertones in their complexion, as the pastel hues won’t clash with their skin tone. Older women with silver or gray hair will appreciate Tahitian pearls with silver overtones as well.

* Silver is also excellent for showing off the pearl’s iridescence, which will often show up as a faint tinge of rose or aquamarine color shifting over the pearl’s surfaces.

4.3 GREEN AND BLUE-GREEN PEARLS

* Green and blue-green overtones are the most prevalent of all overtones.

* True blue colors are considered rare and ‘fancy’.

* Blue overtones can occur on pearls with pale gray to nearly black body colors, but the darker pearls with more intense saturation of color will be more highly valued.

4.4 FANCY AND EXOTIC OVERTONES

* Pistachio is a color combination of silver, green and yellow colors. It is most commonly observed in pearls with light to light-medium gray body colors.

* Aubergine (French for ‘eggplant’) is a mix of rose and midnight blue hues. Pearls with more rose than blue are termed ‘Cherry’.

4.5 CHOCOLATE PEARLS

* Natural chocolate-colored Tahitian pearls are a rarity, and come from a mixture of brown, red, golden and sometimes green overtones. A prevalence of rose and gold will create a “milk chocolate” appearance, and the presence of greenish overtones will give the pearl a “dark chocolate” cast.

* The majority of chocolate Tahitians available today are color-treated, usually with dye. Dyed Chocolate Tahitian pearls can have reddish, golden or subtle greenish tinges to their surface however they lack the iridescence of naturally-colored chocolate pearls.

5. SIZES

One of the larger pearl types, Tahitian pearls range from 8.0 mm to 16.0 mm and sometimes larger.

* Tahitian pearls are measured in 1.0 mm increments for pendants, earrings and rings.

* Most Tahitian pearl necklaces are graduated within 2.0 to 3.0 mm, sometimes more. This gives the sorters a wider range of pearls to work with when matching color, luster and overall tone for a whole necklace.

* Pearl necklaces that are graduated within 1.0 mm, for example a 10.0-11.0 mm necklace, are called ‘non-graduated’ and are more expensive as the pearl sorter has a reduced pool of matching pearls to choose from when creating the strand.

* The most popular and versatile sizes are 9.0-10.0 mm, 10.0-11.0 mm and 11.0-12.0 mm.

* Smaller-sized pearls will display more intense color and luster. This is because they are cultured in younger, healthier oysters.

* Large pearls are cultured in older oysters which can accommodate the larger bead nucleus required of these sizes. Older oysters are often unable to impart the compact crystalline structure needed to display intense colors and luster.

* Tahitian pearls measuring over 13.0 mm with very intense color and luster are rare, and command premium prices.

6. LUSTER

Tahitian pearls are known for their ‘satiny’, touchable luster, which is less intense than the saltwater akoya pearl. This is due to their thicker nacre layers, as light must travel through many layers of nacre before being reflected and refracted back at the observer.

* Tahitian pearls with ‘Excellent’ luster will exhibit luster that is almost as sharp as that of the saltwater akoya pearl. You will notice little to no blurring of reflected light sources on the surface of the pearls.

*Typically it will be the smaller size pearls that display higher rates of luster. This is due to the tighter formation of nacre layers, which compress the crystalline aragonite platelets together, creating a denser, harder surface for light to strike and penetrate.

*Tahitian pearls with ‘Very Good’ luster will display a high degree of reflectivity. You may not be able to distinguish specific facial features reflected in the surface of the pearls and reflected light sources will appear softly blurred around the edges. 

*Tahitian pearls with ‘Good’ or ‘Fair’ luster will reflect a good amount of light, but reflected light sources will have a blurriness around the edges. Reflected objects will not be recognizable when viewing their reflections in the surface of the pearls.  

*Often semi-baroque and baroque pearls will feature a higher, crisper luster and more pronounced orient than perfectly round pearls. This is due to the irregular placement of crystalline aragonite platelets, which cause light to reflect and refract at a higher intensity in some areas.

7. COMMON INCLUSIONS

Tahitian pearls display easily recognizable blemishes and features that you can refer to determine whether the pearls are genuine cultured pearls. Inclusions are natural occurrence, markings imparted on the pearl’s surfaces by the host oyster during the pearl’s formation.

As an ‘organic gem’, all cultured pearls will display inclusions of some form or other, whether you can see them with the naked eye or not. Romancing this aspect of the pearl’s appearance lies in affirming the pearls’ connection with the natural processes of the living world, and establishing the markings as a built-in identification system from nature – no two pearls will ever be exactly alike due to their unique features.

*Pin-pricks are the most common inclusion observed on Tahitian pearls. They are usually quite small, and will not affect the durability of the pearls. Often the intensity of the pearl’s colors and luster will overpower them and they’ll be easy to miss.

*Mottling is not technically considered an inclusion, and does not count into factoring the pearl’s quality grade where inclusions are concerned.

*Knobs and tips can take on many different aspects; they can be long and pointed, short and rounded, appear bubble-like and so on. Often features like these will not affect a pearl’s durability.

*As with unusual shapes or colors, these characteristics contribute to a pearl’s individual character. Extolled as playful, artistic aspects of a pearl or a necklace as a one-of-a-kind creation, they can come to be the defining attribute that sells one strand over another.

8. GRADING TAHITIAN PEARLS

Tahitian pearls are graded in French Polynesia using the A-D grading scale, with ‘A’ representing the very best pearls and ‘D’ being the lowest grade. The A-D scale can easily be translated to correspond with the A- AAA grading scale to explain Tahitian pearl grades to customers.

Currently, there is no universally recognized grading system for any cultured pearl type, which can make it difficult for buyers to equate a pearl’s beauty with its value. For an easy to understand visual guide on Tahitian pearl grading, visit the PurePearls.com Tahitian Pearl Grading Guide.

9. SELLING SECRETS – EMPHASIS ON RARITY AND UNIQUE BEAUTY

While classic round strands and traditional pearl studs should be the mainstay of any fine pearl jewelry collection, it is important to offer variety in both design and pearl types. The range of colors, shapes and sizes that Tahitian pearls have to offer are sure to dazzle even the pickiest of pearl lovers.

Since their introduction in the 1970s, Tahitian pearls have become the black pearl to own. Maintaining a selection of black pearls will encourage clientele to look beyond basic white and discover a rainbow of possibilities. Experimenting with baroque Tahitian pearls can open the door to new customers that are looking for something with a modern edge.

26
Mar

It’s true that unexpected surprises are the most beautiful!

 

One can’t conceal one’s delight at the invitation received a few weeks ago from the much-followed program Unomattina broadcast every morning on Italian national TV RAI Uno.

 

Happiness and pride to have been invited in the capacity of an “expert on pearls, due also to my presence in Europe with the only constantly updated blog that talks about the world of this fascinating gem.

 

A few days to organise the transfer and here I am in the famous studios of Saxa Rubra to prepare the set for my contribution.

 

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from the backstage of Unomattina

 

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from the backstage of Unomattina

 

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from the backstage of Unomattina

 

There is a little of  “live television” anxiety also because although I am accustomed to years of speaking in front of so many people but this would be a bit of unique opportunity…in addition to guests in the studio there would be invisible viewers!

 

In the end, everything went very well and I felt comfortable in front of the television cameras, also the program production was complimented and this made me even happier.

 

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from the backstage of Unomattina

 

27
Feb

Freshwater pearl prices have seen an upward trend this year due to tight supply in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, which produces 75 percent of the world’s freshwater pearls, local Chinese official newspaper Qianjiang Evening News reported recently.

 

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In 2010 and 2011, Zhuji produced about 3,000 tonnes of pearls, respectively, while the number declined to 1,500 tonnes in 2013. Production volume this year is expected to reach 1,200 tonnes, according to statistics compiled by the Zhejiang Professional Association of Pearls (ZPAP).

 

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Pearl wholesale prices in the city increased by more than 30 percent this year over the previous year, one salesperson told the newspaper. A strand of 9mm to 10mm pearls recorded a 67 percent surge in wholesale price this year alone, going from RMB 300 (about $49) to RMB 500 (about $82), the salesperson said.

Pearl jewellery retail prices at China Pearl and Jewellery International City, a pearl trading centre in Zhejiang Province, have grown 30 percent from September to November 2013, the report said. Price for non-graded, freshly harvested pearls also increased about 40 percent this year compared with the same period last year, Zhao Xinguang, secretary general of the pearl association told the newspaper.

 

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Zhuji, China’s biggest pearl production base, has more than 2,500 pearl farmers and manufacturers, according to Qian Hongfei, deputy secretary general of the association, who was quoted in the report. Zhuji’s pearl industry generated RMB 10 billion (about $1.64 billion) in revenues in 2012.

 

“Before 2008, 75 percent of pearls in Zhuji were exported; but the export volume has dropped greatly after the global financial crisis, which has led to sharp drops in pearl prices. Pearl farmers therefore started to undersell their mussels, which resulted in several pearl farms going out of business. Only the major ones survived,” Qian told the newspaper.

Tighter production will become most palpable this year as the city enters its pearl harvesting season after five years of farming.

 

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“It takes four to six years before you make your harvest. This year happens to be harvest season since 2008. This is why this year’s production is small,” Qian explained.

 

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11
Feb

Cufflinks, used more than three centuries ago in the United Kingdom as an ornament of luxury, are the male jewelry of excellence.

A small valuable accessory of great impact, which makes you special and adds a touch of class to your look .. a real shame not to wear!

 

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The etiquette or rule would require that the cufflink be worn only on shirts with double cuffs and with a necktie but nowadays some rules are broken, so one can wear them on any occasion, in their free time, on a shirt with double or single cuffs, with a pair of jeans and a sweater.

 

 

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There are different types of cufflinks, so then why not choose your own with pearl, a genuine and proper jewel, to give a touch of refinement, originality and style to your outfit!

 

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A must-have accessory for the groom on the most beautiful day, the pearl cufflinks adorn the suit, making it chic, and they are the ideal for auspicious joy and happiness.

And why not, they can also be a good idea as a wedding present from the future in-laws, or a lovely present from the bride…

 

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Genisi Pearls Cufflinks

 

Genisi Pearls for You has created the Hip Hop line, the cufflinks to give a decisive note to your look, a personal accent and a touch of edginess, to make this the ideal accessory for special occasions but also for everyday wear.

 

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Genisi Pearls Cufflinks

 

It should be noted however, that the idea of thinking the wrist cuff just as an elegant men’s accessory is not correct, in fact, many women also wear it and have worn it with impeccable results…

 

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Coco Chanel

 

 

 

 

L.R.

24
Jan

 

 

 

 

 

Use graphology to help your self to choose the right pearl for you

 

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Graphology, what a fascinating science!

 

I have always been curious about it, and had unfortunately never had the opportunity to meet someone who spoke to me about it in such a clear and comprehensive way as Dr. Rossana Agnolin, writing psychologist and graphology technical consultant from the Court of Vicenza.

 

Rossana spoke to me about the connection and affinity between the characteristics of human behavior and psychic energy with all the biases, abilities and choices which we all have and make.

 

All types of characters are associated with one handwriting and its characteristics and on the basis of all principal characteristics it is possible to orient the person to the PEARL type at its most congenial.

 

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But what is graphology?

The first text of graphology of which we have information came from the beginning of the seventeenth century and was written by italian Camillo Baldi.

However it was in the nineteenth century that real and proper research began.

In 1947 professor Marco Marchesan of Milan elaborated upon considered valid concepts and published “From graphology to the psychology of graphology” in which he outlined the first foundations of the discipline called Psychology of Scripture.

He affirms that the symbolism of the graphic stroke plays a fundamental role in the subconscious expression of the writer.

 

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Handwriting is not just a casual product of the hand, but the result of the brain in how much is produced by a predetermined hereditariness and “recorder” of a unique and personal life.

As an object of study of graphology, handwriting is obviously not considered so much for it’s content, but in it’s movement under the aspect of extremely individualized non-verbal behavior, in fact no two of the same scripts exist, just as no two identical digital impressions exist (and neither no two pearls..).

From the symbolic point of view, in handwriting we project our own “archetype”, our own personal ways (and that is common to the subconscious collective) with which we express ourselves and interpret reality.

The right, the left, the high and the low of the paper symbolically represent “vectors”, of strengths, of magnets that attract and repel, opposites to which the individual reacts with the same modality with which one enters into interactions with the environment.

The symbolism that allows for interpretation of many graphological “signs” is common therefore to other human expressions: one thinks of the painter, to the design of the lines, to architecture, etc. Even the non-latin scriptures, like for example chinese scripture, respond to the same symbolic dynamics.

Anything is a symbol (sign, gesture, color, word…) when its perception awakens in the mind a different idea from that of its most tangible immediate aspect; something that is less immediately interpretable, that refers to a more important reality.

Every one of us relates to the world utilizing four fundamental modalities of behavior ad approaches to reality. They serve to stabilize parts of the person and are: sensation, intuition, thought and feeling.

 

The thoughtful type, the sentimental type, the feeling type, the intuitive type… and do you want to know which type you belong to?

 

In the next post you will discover the principal characteristics of your calligraphy and the pearl together!

 

16
Jan

A tattoo carved in a black pearl of Tahiti!

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Tahiti’s carved pearl

 

The pearl is already a natural artwork and then for some, these particular products can appear an outrageous affront to elegance and preciousness of pearl, but the creativity of artists for this jewel make it even more refined and charming… Observing it you will notice that drawings reflect the light wonderfully, enhancing the colors and the depth of mother-of-pearl.

The Thaiti pearl, well-known for its unique sheen, has a thick layer of mother-of-pearl, and it is what that allows a carving of about 1 mm in depth.

 

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Sliding pearl necklace

 

These sculptures, with elegant tribal motifs, inspire to the traditional polynesian french tattoos, in particular of the marquis islands; they often represent the nature like the sea waves, or animals like turtles, rays and lizards.

The carvings are crafted by qualified skilled tattoo artists, who hand down this tradition for generations. Every design is unique.

 

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Tahiti’s unisex carved pearl necklace

 

In the past, the most of carvings was made on low-value pearls, with the purpose of hiding the imperfections and improving the quality, but the pearls used today are definitely precious and refined.

A well-known company has developed a particular technique to obtain even more refined pearls. Galatea, this way is called, creates the pearls putting precious stones inside of the oyster instead of mother-of-pearl. once carved, the pearl will reveal the glares of the unusual core.

 

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Tahiti’s carved pearl necklace with diamond

Genisi Pearls always looks to the world of pearls to 360 degrees and also takes into account the use of these techniques to innovative jewelry, while remaining true to the originality and uniqueness of these precious gems.

And what do you say? Are you ready for these innovations?

 

 

L. R.

09
Jan

No two pearls are alike, and one of the factors that makes each different is its surface quality. Virtually no pearl is perfect, and any flawless specimens are treasures.

 

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The majority of pearl buyers will have a degree of surface imperfections on their gemstones. Pearl aficionados know that even the finest pearls will have irregularities on the surface. The key factors to surface quality irregularities are how noticeable they are and if they seriously affect the durability of the pearl.

Serious surface quality issues are usually chips and gaps, which will lower the value of even the most lustrous pearls. Why? These particular imperfections can cause the pearl to crack or peel.

 

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Other characteristics include:

 

Abrasions – scratches or scuffs that affect the luster or color of the pearl.

Spots – minor color variations.

Bumps – tiny bubbles on the surface of the pearl

Wrinkles – where the nacre isn’t smooth.

 

Some surface characteristics are hardly noticeable, even to a pearl expert. A good example would be a minor particularity near the hole drilled in the pearl. Some value factors can actually make up for a few minor details in a pearl.If a gem is large, a couple of small imperfections won’t hurt its value.

 

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High luster helps, because it can actually make some surface quality variances less noticeable. One or two pearls with noticeable imperfections in a strand may not lower its value if the rest of the pearls are near flawless, because value is determined by uniformity, not minor variations.

 

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07
Jan

You know, a must that one cannot miss between a woman’s jewelry is a pearl necklace, commonly called “string of pearls”.

A classic that adapts to any situation, look and occasion, from sporty, worn casually with jeans and a T-shirt, to the most elegant and refined on the little black dress or an elegant gown at a ceremony.

A pearl necklace adds style to whatever one wears, but its length must be chosen with care to achieve the best look.

The collar necklace, Victorian look, very refined, has a length of 38 cm and enhances the décolletage of the “V” neck, a boat neck or an elegant dress.

 

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The choker, about 40 cm fits all necklines. The Chocker, around 40 cm, adapts itself to all necklines. It seems like a choker but is softer because it is not tight. To wear with evening dress but also in the daytime. To be worn with an evening dress but also in everyday life.

 

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Model Choker

A great classic is the Princess, about 45 cm, to wear with all types of clothing, with a pullover or above something low-cut, from informal wear to the elegant and refined.

 

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Great elegance for the Matinee length, about 55 cm, perfect for a long dress but also for a polo-neck sweater. Perfect for formal occasions.

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The tempting Opera, about 65 cm, is made with a single very long strand. Splendid with an evening dress, but also easy to wear with casual outfits.

 

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Ageless, at around 90 cm, the Rope, famously used on every occasion by Coco Chanel. Decidedly sexy length, to wear also doubled or knotted. Wear it always!

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Model Rope

Not to forget the man wanting to wear a pearl necklace.. for him the recommended length is 43/45cm, especially when worn with a V-neck shirt.

And you, have you realised what length you are?

 

 

L.R.

02
Jan

This a question that is commonly asked by people who want to purchase pearls.

The truth is that the majority of pearls sold today are cultured, they are produced in salt or fresh water and the correct definition is “cultivated with natural technique.”

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Earrings of freshwater Genisi Pearls

Pearls cultivated with natural technique develop almost identically to natural pearls, the only difference being that the foreign body is intentionally inserted by a human being into the oyster.

After insertion, the human hand steps aside and lets nature perform the “miracle”.

Cultured pearls are chemically and structurally very similar to natural pearls; the difference manifests itself only through X-rays which are capable of seeing inside of the pearl and revealing the presence of a nucleus (In the case of the salt water pearl) or a small cavity (in the case of the freshwater pearl).

 

Freshwater pearls are cultivated without the nucleus, that is comprised entirely of layers of pearl; this composition makes the pearl very resistant and similar to natural pearls, they should still be handled carefully, as with natural pearls. Frequently freshwater pearls irregular form, small to medium size, vivid colors, and a discrete shine. Despite their characteristics, freshwater pearls are generally more affordable than saltwater pearls. This is why China, leader in the cultivation of freshwater pearls, succeeds in producing quantities of pearls greater than that required by the market, and obviously the function of a workforce more content with other countries’ goods.

 

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Grafting epithelium in a freshwater oyster

 

Saltwater pearls are pearls cultivated with the nucleus, usually resulting in a rounder shape with delicate colors and a brilliant shine.

 

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Grafting of a nucleus in a saltwater oyster

Many jewelers and jewelry stores incorrectly utilize the commercial expression “cultivated pearls” to describe the saltwater Akoya pearls, although there are four different types of pearls cultivated with natural technique.

 

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Necklace with Akoya Genisi Pearls

 

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Necklace with white and gold South Pacific Genisi Pearls

 

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Necklace with Tahitian pearls and South Pacific Keshi Genisi Pearls

 

It is however important to know that there still exists a market for natural pearls. As with all pearls sold in the market, the natural pearls must also be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity that states the exact type.

In fact Genisi Pearls certifies every piece of jewelry which contains pearls.

Typically, natural pearls are found only in auctions or from dealers specializing in natural pearls.

With the exception of a small amount of pearls harvested in Bahrain, most natural pearls are antiques with prices that can reach six figures …

 

As you can see, it is important to ask your own jeweller what kind of cultivated pearls you are thinking of purchasing. If he cannot tell you, I suggest you change your supplier…

 

L.R.

 

17
Dec

Do you want to give a gift to the important people in your life for Christmas?

 

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Then what better moment to give an original and unique gift like pearls, symbol of love and purity!

You have become fascinated, but you must keep to your budget?

Not to worry, Genisi Pearls is here with the objective to satisfy any request, for every occasion and situation!

There are some types of cultivated pearls to consider, and each has its own characteristics and unique traits.

The cultivated freshwater pearls come primarily from China, and they usually are anucleated, which makes them very resilient, but are no less delicate than the others.

Until a few years ago freshwater pearls were characterized by irregular shapes and small to medium dimensions. Today the supply is totally different with diameter widths that can reach 13-14 mm and exceptionally spherical.

The pastel colors and a discrete luster are the elements that best characterize them, in addition to a highly competitive price compared to other pearls in the market.

This is because China, a leader in the cultivation of freshwater pearls, succeeds in producing quantities of superior quality of market demand, mostly due to a more competitive manufacturing cost and the productivity and resilience of the oyster.

Their diameter varies from 2 mm to 11 mm.

The price of a piece of freshwater pearl jewelry is around € 39.00.

 

This selection of Genisi Pearls offers the Jazz Collection, inspired by the traditional African music, composed of baroque pearls cultivated with natural technique and with natural crystals such as the amethyst that brings and lucidity, the emerald that carries optimism, and the citrine that stimulates mental activity.

 

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In the Soul Collection the emotional melodies of soul are expressed in the soft shapes of the collection with oval pearls cultivated with natural technique, plated in silver, gold, or rose gold.

 

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The Blues Collection, which is inspired by the repetitive structure typical of the musical genre, is composed of round pearls cultivated with natural techniques in white, gray and silver.

 

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The Reggae Collection, inspired by the natural movement of reggae music, is composed of keshi and baroque pearls cultivated with natural techniques.

 

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The Rock Collection, unisex, transgressive, fascinating and with lots of personality, is composed of naturally cultivated round, semi-round, button, oval and baroque pearls in the colors white, black, lavender, peach and gray, plated in gold, silver, or rose gold. It has details in hard leather, rubber and soft leather with filaments woven in steel.

 

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The Hip Hop Collection, onomatopoeically perfect for a pair of twins, is composed of naturally cultivated round pearls, in the colors gray, black and white with ruthenium, gold and rose gold plating.

 

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If instead you want to surprise your loved one, Genisi Pearls offers the most desired jewelry and unique Japanese Ayoka pearls, Tahitian or South Pacific pearls that you can find on genisi.com/blog/shop in the Classical Style Collection.

 

In the hope that you find your “perfect” gift Genisi Pearls wishes you Happy Holidays!

 

 

L.R.