What we should know about DIAMONDS…

The Romans thought diamonds were splinters from falling stars, while the Greeks regarded the sparkling gems as tears of the gods. It is a derivation of the Greek word “adamas,” meaning unconquerable, that gave the diamond its name. The diamond claimed its place as the primary token of love toward the end of the 15th […]

What to Plan for in a Marriage Ceremony

The engaged couple should meet with their clergyperson or judge to learn the religious and legal requirements that must be fulfilled prior to the wedding. In addition, the couple should inquire about policies of the church or synagogue. When selecting the location for the marriage ceremony foremost considerations are date availability and seating capacity. Rules […]

The Wedding Engagement and the Engagement Ring

Tradition Behind the Wedding Engagement Most couples plan a year-long engagement to make preparations for their wedding, although some of the most popular wedding specialists can be booked from 12 to 18 months in advance. In the earliest days of the human race, the betrothal ritual involved an exchange of gifts or property from the […]

The Golden Age of Pearls and Wine

THESE are the good old days. More wines, in greater variety, are made available to us today than at any other time in history. This Golden Age of Wine, as it has been called, presents us with an array of wines that is hard to absorb let alone enjoy. So it is with Pearls. This […]

The first round pearls were cultivated by the Swedish scientist Carl von Linne in 1761

There is ample proof of earlier and sometimes successful pearl cultivation in countries such as China, Sweden, Finland, Ceylon, the United States, Australia and Tahiti. But most of these early efforts were limited to cultured half-pearls. And no record exists that points to the kind of volume exceeding a trial-and-error effort or successful commercialization. That […]

The Fabulous Freshwater Pearl

One of the most interesting trends in the Pearl Market today is the continued emergence of fabulously large freshwater pearls. The Chinese freshwater farmer continues to produces larger rounder, more colorful and more lustrous pearls. The very best of these rival South Sea in size. It takes six to seven years to produce a freshwater […]

Sterling Silver

Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been captivated by silver’s spell and splendor. Throughout the ages this mystical white metal has been used to mark historical milestones, celebrations, achievements and special occasions. No one knows with certainty when the first silver gift was bestowed. But as early as 3100 B.C., ambassadors from […]

Selecting a Tiara or Headpiece

Where do I start? When selecting a tiara, bridal comb, headband, or hair pins, make sure the following is in place: Your wedding gown is selected. Your hairstyle is somewhat selected. What style is best for me? TIARA: Tiaras offer the most dramatic look. They are a gorgeous accent to any style gown, from simple […]

Romantic Element of Pearls in Jewelry

The fast changing fashion makes this world so dazzling. The diamond used to be “the queen of gems”, but now it is not able to satisfy the more fashion-conscious people any more. All kinds of other gems and jewelry are becoming just as popular. The new fashion concept is virtually a harmony of all gems […]

Poe Pipi – natural pipi pearls

Cook Islands is blessed with one island that produces completely natural pearls . This is one of the few remaining types of natural pearls left in the world today. It grows in the enormous lagoon of the Cook Islands most isolated atoll, Penrhyn (or Tongareva), in the shell Pinctada maculata, the smallest pearl producing shell […]