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The Pearl Girls create all of our jewelry and designs at our shop in Athens, GA. We also have a huge reknot and repair department. People all over the world ship us their pearls and beaded jewelry to reknot, repair or create into a new design. Along with our passion for pearls, we are passionate about creating jobs right here in our home base in Athens, GA. We provide many perks to our staff including childcare for our hardworking mothers! Thank you for supporting us so we can continue supporting others. And thanks for sharing in our passion!

Happy Birthday Cultured Pearls

Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | Pearl Blog

Mikimoto is the founder of cultured pearls and today is the 120th birthday of cultured pearls!

 On this day, July 11, back in 1893 Mikimoto successful cultured his very first pearl. This would completely revolutionize the pearl industry which, up until this year, was completely dependent upon natural pearls and a vast workforce of pearl divers. There are so many wonderful aspects to cultured pearls but, at the time cultured pearls were a blow to the Middle East which was a major supplier of natural pearls. In fact, natural pearls was a major money-maker for countries along the Persian Gulf (also known as the Arabian Gulf) before oil became the major export.

When I traveled to Japan this year, I was so excited to find this life size cut out of Mikimoto. I couldn't resist getting a photo with him and knew it would be perfect to show y'all today.


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