How cultured are you about Cultured Pearls?

Cultured pearls start their existence by the introduction of an irritant into a mollusc by man, after which the process is continued solely by the metabolism of the living mollusc. Once the technician implants the irritant bead into a pearl bearing mollusc adding a graft made from epithelial cells the process can begin, in this... Continue Reading →

PEARLS – Seawater vs Freshwater

Now that you know how a pearl is formed from our last Blog it is time to explore the provenance and difference between saltwater pearls and freshwater pearls. Saltwater pearls have their provenance in the PINTADINES Seawater pearl producing shellfish are not in fact oysters. Although for ease everyone has and will continue to call... Continue Reading →

Pearls 101 – What is a pearl?

Where does a pearl come from? This is a question we are often asked. There are many different types of pearl, some rarer than others, but before we start differentiating between them lets first understand how pearls are formed. Pearls are the product of the act of self-preservation by a mollusc, be it an oyster... Continue Reading →

Pearls, Fashion & Afternoon Tea

Highlights from the Best of Britain Luxury Shopping event If you were invited to the Best of Britain Luxury Shopping event last week but couldn't make it, here are a few highlights! The event was at the luscious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge and it brought together some new and some established luxury ladies brands... Continue Reading →

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