Pearl expert Antoinette Matlins in Mexico discussing pearl culturing

Antoinette Matlins in the Sea of Cortez Explaining a Rare Oyster’s Ability to Impart Exotic Colors on the Pearls Within 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…

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White gold, pave diamonds in bubble theme with Tahitian pearl ring

  Peacock Tahitian Pearl needs careful consideration when sizing Your diva pearls demand your respect. Someone asked me the other day, “How come you’re charging me so much to size this pearl ring? Its band is half as thick as the sapphire ring you’re sizing, but it’s more expensive?” “That’s a fair question,” I said.…

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Enhancer bail in 14kt yellow gold with safety catch

  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…

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Stretched Out Pearl Necklace

  Pearl Necklace Just After Restringing 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…

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