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Akoya pearls are the classic cultured pearls of Japan. They are the most lustrous of all pearls found anywhere in the world. In recent years, China has been successful in producing Akoya pearls within their own waters. However, at this time they are unable to produce as brilliant a lustre as high quality Japanese Akoya cultured pearls.
White South Sea (grown in Australia, Mynamar and Indonesia)
White South Sea cultured pearls are grown in large tropical or semi-tropical oysters in Australia, Mynamar, Indonesia and other Pacific countries. They generally range in size from 10mm to 20mm and command premium prices because of their relative rarity and large size.
South Sea Black (grown in French Polynesia)
South Sea black cultured pearls are grown in a variety of large pearl oysters found primarily in French Polynesia. Their beautiful, unique color and large size can command very high prices.
Freshwater (grown in Japan, China and the United States)
Freshwater pearls are easily cultivated from freshwater mussels rather than saltwater oysters. They are produced in great abundance, and are therefore generally the most moderately priced of all cultured pearl varieties. Their unique shapes and gentle pastel colors make them perfect gems for those on a budget.
Mabe Pearls (grown in Japan, Australia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, and the Philippines)
Mabe pearls are hemispherical cultured pearls grown against the inside shell of any oyster rather than within the oyster’s body. They are generally used in ring, earring and pendant settings which cover their flat backs or reverse side. (more…)
Autumn/winter 09 isn’t exactly the season of understatement. There is embellishment of every variety–studs, sequins and beads– as well as sharp shoulders and short skirts in bold colours. Whilst there’s no shortage of accessories this season, we love the supreme elegance of collar necklaces. These bejewelled bibs take a note from the choker craze of the mid nineties and add exquisite baubles and shiny metallics for a splash of luxury. A sparkly collar is all you need to make a statement during the holiday party circuit. Above our some of our very favourite jewelled neck decorations. (more…)
Christmas is usually a somewhat quieter time for many wedding suppliers, and whilst this may leave some twiddling their thumbs, I intend to keep myself busy dreaming up a whole load of new designs for 2011. I haven’t been able to do much designing lately as my husband and I just relocated to Macau and we’re still adjusting to a very different culture. My Etsy shop has been closed over the move period, but it should re-open very soon and I have big plans for all the special one-of-a-kind Wow Tiaras pieces I can create with my newly found oriental goodies! (more…)
As we know very well that diamond is the costly stone which is having huge demand over the world. All of the people love to find good and high quality diamond. (more…)
If you are one of those who have been dreaming of their wedding day since their childhood, then there is a huge probability that you would like to take care of every minute detail that would contribute to the beauty and elegance of your big day. Bridal jewellry plays a major role in determining the entire look of your event. There is no two ways about the fact that rings are the most important piece of jewellry during a wedding, (more…)