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How To Care For Cultured Pearls

Friday, May 25, 2018 12:31:42 PM America/Chicago

 

With a little care, pearls can last a lifetime – or two or three. In many families, it’s traditional to pass cultured pearls from one generation to the next. Cultured pearls are not the most durable of gems, but if they are properly cared for, they can retain their original beauty for generations.

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Lucky High School Grad

Friday, May 25, 2018 9:26:46 AM America/Chicago

COMPLETED PEARL NECKLACE, PHOTO C/O DAWN FLOWERS GRATZKE

My mother told me about the add-a-pearl necklace and when my niece was born. I bought the gold chain with the single pearl. I added pearls every year for her birthday in January. Usually i added anywhere from 3-6 pearls trying to gauge what might be needed to finish the necklace at 16".

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Why Pearls Should Be Hand-Strung

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:36:52 PM America/Chicago

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One of the questions we get asked most frequently is how pearls are added to a necklace. Add-A-Pearls, like the finest strands of pearls in the world, are always strung on silk thread. Unlike costume jewelry or imitation add a bead type products, Add-A-Pearls do not slide over the clasp of the chain. Sure, it’s tempting to be drawn to the ease of adding pearls to your necklace at home by sliding them over the chain, but buyer beware, the easy way is not necessarily the best way especially when dealing with a sizable investment such as a pearl necklace. To preserve their value and beauty, pearls should always be strung on silk thread. Here’s why:

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Pearls, Love and Prayers

Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:23:46 AM America/Chicago

Chloe and her complete strand of pearls

Vicki's granddaughter Chloe has been receiving pearls since 2002 and was able to have them all strung into a complete necklace for Christmas in 2012. (photo c/o Vicki Wadsworth) 

Each of my granddaughters gets 100 pearls. With each pearl they get 6 Bible verses that coordinate with the beginning of the letters ... PEARLS. 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Tradition Between Sisters

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:56:08 AM America/Chicago

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Karla and her husband Jason with Madison, age 10, and twins Callie and Cooper, age 1. (photo c/o karla Marion)

This is a tradition that my 10 year old daughter, Madison, wanted to start with her new baby sister, Callie. She gifted her the first pearl on Callie’s 1st birthday. I look forward to the day that she hands the necklace over. What a special moment between sisters. Thank you for making that moment possible! We look forward to ordering for many years to come. 

 

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Kimberly Weaner Family Tradition

Friday, March 16, 2018 1:34:00 PM America/Chicago

Kim and Caleb with Kim's niece and goddaughter

Kim with her husband Caleb and their Goddaughter Brianna (photo cred Kim Weaner)

This necklace was actually given to me by a family friend as a baby in 1979 with 3 pearls but my parents didn't add to it. My mom gave it to me a few years ago and when my sister asked my husband and me to be godparents I knew I wanted to give it to her. Our Aunt gave her granddaughter an add-a-pearl necklace at Christmas and at the time, I didn't realize what it was or that what I had was an add-a-pearl necklace. After doing some research and talking to my mom, I figured it out and was so happy to pass this on. We added 4 pearls for her Baptism and will continue to add on each year.

Written by: Kimberly Weaner, Spring City, PA. 

 

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Abbey Luby and her Family Tradition

Friday, January 26, 2018 1:47:25 PM America/Chicago

Abbey Luby and her husband on their wedding day

Abbey Luby and her husband (photo c/o Abbey Luby)

I received my Add-A-Pearl necklace from my parents as a first birthday gift. My necklace is now 34 years old and I am always sure to wear it for special occasions. I wore it when I got married in 2008. I have since had a daughter of my own and she now has a necklace her grandparents and great grandmother have added to. I am excited for us both to wear our Add-A-Pearl necklaces together in the future! 

Written by: Abigail Luby

 

 

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Sharon and Her Two Precious Granddaughters

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:07:22 PM America/Chicago

(adorable twins photo c/o shutterstock images)

“I first saw an Add-A-Pearl necklace in a jewelry store in rural Mississippi. I live in Mississippi but not in that town. Both my granddaughters are a little over 1. One will turn 2 in March and the other will turn 2 in August. I'm already 61 so I got to thinking that I may not be around for their weddings. Then, I remembered the necklace I had seen at the store. I began a search in store after store hoping to find one for their 1st Christmas. After much looking, I decided to search online. I started their necklaces for their first Christmas and added one for their first birthday. My plan is to continue this until their necklaces are complete!!! So, now it's time to order them one for this Christmas!!! Praying I'm around for their weddings but if not, they will have something to remember me by and something beautiful to wear on their wedding day too!!!”

written by: Suzanne Sutphin, Blythewood, SC

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The Color of Pearls

Friday, October 13, 2017 9:50:05 AM America/Chicago

(Freshwater pearl bracelets, photography by Harrison Jones, Chicago, Il.)

As one of nature’s most prized and sought-after gems, pearls can materialize in a wide variety of colors. And with cultured pearls, colors can span every hue!

 



 

 

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Melanie Baker Jolly

Friday, September 15, 2017 9:36:16 AM America/Chicago

(Melanie Baker Jolly and her grandmother both wearing their pearls in 1995, photo c/o Melanie Baker Jolly)

"My grandmother loved pearls (I think because her name, Marjorie, means "pearl."). She started an Add-A-Pearl necklace for me when I was a toddler. Before she died, she gave me a full strand of pearls, but I have continued to add pearls here and there to the Add-a-Pearl necklace she started. Currently, there are 17 pearls on it. When my daughter turns 18, I plan to add one more and then give it to her."

Written by: Melanie Baker Jolly, Southaven, MS.

               

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