Just like natural gas, iron, and coal, oysters are natural resources that are affected by shifts in the environment and climate. In the past, marine biologists feared that the greatest threat to oysters was over-harvesting. However, researchers and oyster farmers alike are realizing that climate change, disease, and pollution are threatening the world's oyster populations, which are used for both pearls and food.
This Thanksgiving, we're taking some time to think about gratitude and all the things that add joy to our lives - like family, friends, and especially pearls.
Natural and cultured pearls are special and precious because they both originate in nature. Pearl divers either find the pearls in the wild (a rare practice in this day and age, due to scarcity), or pearl farmers help the mollusks along with the process, caring for and nourishing them until the precious pearls within them are ready to be harvested.
One of the most exciting things about wearing pearl jewelry is knowing that pearls are sourced from some of the most exotic and remote places in the world. Even if you never get to visit those destinations yourself, you can still feel connected to them, knowing that your jewelry came from a far-off land with unique traditions probably very different from your own
If you've ever purchased a diamond for an engagement ring or other piece of meaningful jewelry, you may have heard of the Gemological Institute of America or GIA. Founded in 1931, the GIA is a nonprofit institute that's dedicated to education and research in gemology and jewelry arts.
Now that Halloween has come and gone, you’re likely either planning for the holidays or remaining in denial about the fact that you’ll soon need to buy gifts for each one of your family members.
When my best friend first became a mother, I became an aunt. Not by blood, but through our friendship. When I was young, I remember my aunt giving me a figurine every year with the age I was turning.
If you're a self-proclaimed fashionista, then you likely look forward to checking out the runway shows, following the top fashion influencers, and reading what all the top fashion magazines have to say about up-and-coming trends.
As we approach 2020, pearls continue to grow in popularity. Royalty, movie stars, society women, business women, and young girls all wear pearls. What is the explanation for their continued appeal?
A custom pearl necklace is definitely a unique piece of jewelry, but just because it’s unlike anything else in your jewelry box doesn’t mean you can’t mix and match it with your other jewelry pieces. Do you struggle with mixing different metals and gemstones?