Keshi Pearls and Seed Pearls

Keshi pearls and Seed pearls The word Keshi means seed in Japanese, All Keshi pearls have the most wonderful iridescent quality and exceptional lustre. This is due to the multitude of nacre layers they have and how the light plays on their surface. A keshi pearl can have one of two origins, a natural pearl... Continue Reading →

Cultured Akoya Pearls Part 1

  A.K.A classic twin set pearls Classic pearls Classic pearls are formed in the Akoya oyster, or pinctada  fucata martensii to its friends, pearls from these oysters were first recorded in 1727 when Kaempfer noted that fine [i.e. natural] pearls were found in Japan within Akoya oysters, Kaempfer also noted that the quality in these... Continue Reading →

Different types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured South Sea and Tahitian Pearls Proud to be beautiful, large and lustrous in white, silvery white and gold These would be South Sea pearls they are mainly 9-16mm in diameter although they can be well over 20mm in diameter; their nucleus is made from a mother of pearl bead, or resin. Their nacre covering... 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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