#pearlseries  To design around pearls is an adventure. How to minimise drilling, how to present its best face, how to best show the lustre. The best pearl jewellery pieces will draw inspiration from and celebrate the pearl itself.  If the allure of pearls is becoming too much speak with your Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) jeweller about designing a unique piece of pearl jewellery. Find a JAA jeweller at jaa.com.au/memerdirectory  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #jewellerydesign

#pearlseries To design around pearls is an adventure. How to minimise drilling, how to present its best face, how to best show the lustre. The best pearl jewellery pieces will draw inspiration from and celebrate the pearl itself. If the allure of pearls is becoming too much speak with your Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) jeweller about designing a unique piece of pearl jewellery. Find a JAA jeweller at jaa.com.au/memerdirectory #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #jewellerydesign

#pearlseries  Colours vary by the type of pearl in a spectrum not just including white and black but hues of champagne, silver, pink, gold, cream, green and purple. Overtones in a pearl’s lustre and the rainbow iridescence known as orient also add to the colour of a pearl.  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #colour #pearlcolour #white #black #champagne #silver #pink #gold #cream #green #purple #lustre

#pearlseries Colours vary by the type of pearl in a spectrum not just including white and black but hues of champagne, silver, pink, gold, cream, green and purple. Overtones in a pearl’s lustre and the rainbow iridescence known as orient also add to the colour of a pearl. #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #colour #pearlcolour #white #black #champagne #silver #pink #gold #cream #green #purple #lustre

#pearlseries  Distinguishing fine quality cultured pearls need not be a mystery for consumers. Jewellery Information Centre advises consumers to consider several factors that will help them buy the best quality cultured pearls they can afford.  Lustre The first thing to look for is lustre. Lustre is the brilliant sheen and deep inner glow that gives a pearl its appeal and, most importantly, its value. Pearls that look too dull or chalky are a sure sign of poor quality.  #pearl #pearls…

#pearlseries Distinguishing fine quality cultured pearls need not be a mystery for consumers. Jewellery Information Centre advises consumers to consider several factors that will help them buy the best quality cultured pearls they can afford. Lustre The first thing to look for is lustre. Lustre is the brilliant sheen and deep inner glow that gives a pearl its appeal and, most importantly, its value. Pearls that look too dull or chalky are a sure sign of poor quality. #pearl #pearls…

#pearlseries  A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. COCO CHANEL Pearls are always appropriate. JACKIE KENNEDY I favour pearl on screen and in my private life. GRACE KELLY I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket. LADY SARAH CHURCHILL  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #quote #jewelleryquote #jewelleryquotes #cocochanel #jackiekennedy #gracekelly

#pearlseries A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. COCO CHANEL Pearls are always appropriate. JACKIE KENNEDY I favour pearl on screen and in my private life. GRACE KELLY I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket. LADY SARAH CHURCHILL #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #quote #jewelleryquote #jewelleryquotes #cocochanel #jackiekennedy #gracekelly

#pearlseries  Pearls are more fragile and delicate than any other gemstone or metal, they need special care to ensure they will remain clean, bright and lustrous for years to come. There are some elements that may cause harm to your pearls such as cosmetics, perfume, moisturisers and hair spray. Even acids present in the body oils and perspiration may have a damaging effect, however to ensure you get the best use of your pearls here are a few suggestions to preserve their beauty…

#pearlseries Pearls are more fragile and delicate than any other gemstone or metal, they need special care to ensure they will remain clean, bright and lustrous for years to come. There are some elements that may cause harm to your pearls such as cosmetics, perfume, moisturisers and hair spray. Even acids present in the body oils and perspiration may have a damaging effect, however to ensure you get the best use of your pearls here are a few suggestions to preserve their beauty…

#pearlseries  Lengths collar: 12”-14”, choker 16”, princess 18”, matinee 20”-24”, opera 30”-32” and rope 36”- 45”  Uniform: All pearls in the strand are the same size  Graduated: The pearls decrease gradually in size from the centre to the ends.  Stringing: Of the varying techniques pearl strand stringing should always be knotted between each pearl so that in the event the silk or nylon thread were to break the pearls would not go rolling across the floor. Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries Lengths collar: 12”-14”, choker 16”, princess 18”, matinee 20”-24”, opera 30”-32” and rope 36”- 45” Uniform: All pearls in the strand are the same size Graduated: The pearls decrease gradually in size from the centre to the ends. Stringing: Of the varying techniques pearl strand stringing should always be knotted between each pearl so that in the event the silk or nylon thread were to break the pearls would not go rolling across the floor. Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #redcarpet #redcarpetjewellery #dress #pearldress #greatgatsby #careymulligan #rihanna #emmawatson #lupitanyongó #jaachapter2015challenge #page292of365  Images clockwise from top left: theheritagestudio.com; Rihanna in Alexander McQueen, Getty Images; Lupita Nyongó wears Calvin Klein pearl gown incorporating 6,000 pearls at the 2015 Oscars…

#pearlseries #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #redcarpet #redcarpetjewellery #dress #pearldress #greatgatsby #careymulligan #rihanna #emmawatson #lupitanyongó #jaachapter2015challenge #page292of365 Images clockwise from top left: theheritagestudio.com; Rihanna in Alexander McQueen, Getty Images; Lupita Nyongó wears Calvin Klein pearl gown incorporating 6,000 pearls at the 2015 Oscars…

#pearlseries  It is difficult for an oyster to produce a perfectly round pearl, so naturally those pearls are rare and quite valuable. However, slightly off-round pearls can appear to be round from a distance of two feet or more and are a perfectly acceptable substitute. Baroque cultured pearls, or irregularly shaped pearls, have a uniquely interesting look in their own right, and can cost a fraction of what one would pay for a perfectly round pearl.... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries It is difficult for an oyster to produce a perfectly round pearl, so naturally those pearls are rare and quite valuable. However, slightly off-round pearls can appear to be round from a distance of two feet or more and are a perfectly acceptable substitute. Baroque cultured pearls, or irregularly shaped pearls, have a uniquely interesting look in their own right, and can cost a fraction of what one would pay for a perfectly round pearl.... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries  Pearls are measured in millimetres by width across the widest point. Larger pearls are typically more valuable due to their rarity however size along with shape and colour can be a personal choice.  #pearl #pearls #jeweller #jewellery #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #pearlsize #culturedpearl #jaachapter2015challenge #page288of365  Image: lodoys.co.uk

#pearlseries Pearls are measured in millimetres by width across the widest point. Larger pearls are typically more valuable due to their rarity however size along with shape and colour can be a personal choice. #pearl #pearls #jeweller #jewellery #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #pearlsize #culturedpearl #jaachapter2015challenge #page288of365 Image: lodoys.co.uk

#pearlseries  Since cultured pearls are grown by live oysters, it’s rare to find a pearl whose surface is completely free of any type of blemish. Blemishes often appear on the surface of a pearl as bumps, cracks and indentations. The fewer blemishes on the face of a pearl, the prettier and more valuable it will be.  #pearl #pearls #jeweller #jewellery #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #culturedpearl #blemish #oyster…

#pearlseries Since cultured pearls are grown by live oysters, it’s rare to find a pearl whose surface is completely free of any type of blemish. Blemishes often appear on the surface of a pearl as bumps, cracks and indentations. The fewer blemishes on the face of a pearl, the prettier and more valuable it will be. #pearl #pearls #jeweller #jewellery #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #culturedpearl #blemish #oyster…


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#pearlseries  People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years. A Chinese historian recorded the oldest written mention of natural pearls in 2206 BC. As the centuries progressed toward modern times, desire for natural pearls remained strong. Members of royal families as well as wealthy citizens in Asia, Europe, and elsewhere treasured natural pearls and passed them from generation to generation. Source: GIA

#pearlseries People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years. A Chinese historian recorded the oldest written mention of natural pearls in 2206 BC. As the centuries progressed toward modern times, desire for natural pearls remained strong. Members of royal families as well as wealthy citizens in Asia, Europe, and elsewhere treasured natural pearls and passed them from generation to generation. Source: GIA

#pearlseries  In nature, pearls form in the bodies, or mantle tissue, of molluscs with a microscopic irritant such as shell or sand usually initiating the formation.  In cultured pearls human intervention and care allows for production of pearls by inserting a shell bead along with a small piece of mantle tissue into a host mollusc’s gonad, or several pieces of mantle tissue without beads into a host mollusc’s mantle... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries In nature, pearls form in the bodies, or mantle tissue, of molluscs with a microscopic irritant such as shell or sand usually initiating the formation. In cultured pearls human intervention and care allows for production of pearls by inserting a shell bead along with a small piece of mantle tissue into a host mollusc’s gonad, or several pieces of mantle tissue without beads into a host mollusc’s mantle... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries  The culturing of pearls originated hundreds of years ago in China with Japan pioneering around the beginning of the twentieth century the successful whole cultured pearl industry. From the 1920s, as natural pearl production began to decline, through to the 1980s pearl culturing diversified and spread to various countries around the world.  There are four major types of cultured whole pearls... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries The culturing of pearls originated hundreds of years ago in China with Japan pioneering around the beginning of the twentieth century the successful whole cultured pearl industry. From the 1920s, as natural pearl production began to decline, through to the 1980s pearl culturing diversified and spread to various countries around the world. There are four major types of cultured whole pearls... Read more at jaa.com.au

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