In my post “What is the big deal about Mikimoto?” I wrote: In the 1980s, I traveled to Japan with my family and my Dad bought my first strand of pearls. My father, of course, thought that he needed to buy Mikimoto’s. But, the Japanese people assured him there were many gorgeous pearls in Japan […]
Watch the growth of an akoya oyster from 1 day old to 2 years old! This little oyster is all grown up!!! ***I filmed this in Japan!*** Best, India
One of the great things about jet lag is I have ALL NIGHT to work on my videos!! 🙂 Here is my first video from my most recent trip to Fiji! I learned so much and got so many wonderful pearls! It was amazing!! I cannot WAIT to share everything with you!
What is the true color of akoya pearls? Many people have gotten caught up in the online videos of opening oysters for pearls. There has long been a trade of companies seeding akoya oysters with pearls so the oyster can be reopened to find a pearl. I just admit, I totally get it! I fly […]
I get this question a lot and it is an important one to consider, do the pearl farms kill the oyster?
Recently a blog post was featured on the JCK website with some (possibly?) unknown facts about pearls. Not too much surprising info but what did surprise me is the author decided to mention Cortez pearls. Since I was only a few weeks out from my trip, my ears perked up. Pearls from the Sea of […]
I am driving down Highway 316 singing Led Zepplin’s Ramble On at the top of my lungs and realizing what a deliciously blessed life I lead. Just thirty minutes earlier I was exchanging teary goodbyes with my husband and my 4 and 6 year olds. Knowing I will be back before I know yet achingly, […]
People ask me all the time if I want to start my own pearl farm.
Another question from our friend Michael, “Can cultured pearls be naturally colored, or are they dyed to preference?” This is a great question Michael! In The Pearl Girls shop, we sell gorgeous pink pearl necklaces. I love selling them because they are so soft in color and they illuminate all skin tones. They are not […]
So, you want to know how pearls get their color. Let’s go ahead and throw out any ideas of dyed or treated pearls. I have written about dyed pearls before but I want to tell you about how natural pearls get their color. And, when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Let’s review […]