Enhancer bail in 14kt yellow gold with safety catch

Bails vs. Enhancers, From Functional to Fabulous

  Bails are Nice, But Enhancers are Spice! There’s a good chance you already know what a bail is. It’s that little loop thingie at the top of pendants and charms that your chain slides through. Enhancers are similar. They also go on the top of pendants. But there’s a big spicy difference. An enhancer…

Stretched Out Pearl Necklace

Top Ten Reasons To Restring Your Pearls

  Pearls are the queen of gems. What’s not to love about pearls? Classic and classy, they are a staple in most every woman’s jewelry wardrobe. Many people don’t realize pearl jewelry needs special care.  While pearl jewelry is meant to be worn and enjoyed throughout the years, you will extend the life and the…

Pearl expert Antoinette Matlins in Mexico discussing pearl culturing

Choosing Pearls: Five Things You’ll Want to Consider

Let’s get an expert opinion about choosing pearls. This  ocean loving jeweler adores pearls whether in round shapes or lumpy baroques. So when I read this great information from Antoinette Matlins, crazily over-qualified Gemologist and master of the gem and pearl universe, I asked if I could share it with you. She, awesome gem diva…

Gold tone French Wire Finish on Pearl Necklace by clasp

French Wire Finish for Your Pearls; It’s Stronger and Prettier

What’s in a tiny finishing detail in stringing like French wire finish? Have you ever wondered why some pearls or beaded necklaces break more quickly? Or why some just look great and others look like they’ve been “cheaply” strung? French wire finish may be the difference you’ve noticed.

Hand cut black glass beads. Knotted. Looks uneven

The Pitfalls of Pearl Restringing – What Might Happen After You Restring Your Pearls

Donna’s pearls broke in the limo during her friend Stephi’s bachelorette party. She’d seen the warning signs, the discolored knots, the uneven gapping between pearls, she just didn’t have time to deal with it. And the little black dress just needed those pearls. So she’d grabbed them, threw them on and dashed out the door.

Mabe pearl pendant

Changing a Mabe Pearl Ring to a Pendant – Annabelle’s Story

The phone rang. “Calla Gold Jewelry. This is Calla!” “You said, ‘wear it, don’t warehouse it,’ and I can’t stop thinking about it.” And so this fun project landed in my lap. Changing a Mabe Pearl Ring to a Pendant – Annabelle’s story


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