I was recently asked a question about The Pearl Girls pearls and how they differ from department store pearls. What I wrote ended up being very long so I broke it up into a few different blog posts. Here is some more info about department store pearls and about the experience I had ordering pearls […]
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, […]
If you haven’t already, check out my post on Growing Baby Oysters. This is part two, what kills the mollusk?
Today I am feeling sentimental and I want to talk about babies… specifically growing baby oysters! Okay, okay, if you have read my post “I Thought Oysters Produced Pearls” you know they are really not oysters but these are the mollusks they use to produce cultured pearls. Look at these sweet babies, only 17 days old!
I have been so excited to share this video of me harvesting pearls in The Philippines. What a joy to learn this very difficult skill of extracting pearls while maintaining the life of the oyster. It is tough! Most men and women do this job at least 10,000 times to reach novice status. I am […]