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 →

That little je ne sais quoi!

Many of you will have seen the film 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' released back in 2003, starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson. As you will recall, Colin Firth was the talented Dutch painter, Johannas Vermeer,  commissioned to paint his servant Scarlett Johansson. While painting his muse Firth realised that something was missing... Continue Reading →

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