Tennessee Pearls

American Pearls, Natural Pearls

A few months ago I was approached by a reporter interested in discussing Tennessee pearls and the decline of this industry. She recently finished her article and it is such a great, robust and comprehensive read I wanted to share it on my blog. The original article, by Rhian Sasseen can be found at Aljazeera America. […]


Creating the Southern Statement Necklace for Southern Living

All About Pearls - Our Pearl Blog, American Pearls, Natural Pearls, Our Press, The Pearl Girls Stories

Tomorrow is the day the July, 2014 issue of Southern Living hits the newsstands and we are supposed to be in it. As I write this, I think about the long journey of creating a signature jewelry piece for Southern Living and I wonder, after almost a year, if we will be featured in Southern […]

Beak of Washboard - where do pearls come from

Where Do Pearls Come From?

American Pearls

Where do pearls come from? We know pearls come from mollusks, either freshwater mussels, saltwater oysters or more. But pearls are formed in different areas INSIDE these mollusks. We asked James Peach to explain these different parts of the mollusk to us and show us where natural American freshwater pearls are formed. The pretty round […]