Pearl jewelry pairs beautifully with everything from casual to formal attire. In the words of our elegant former U.S. First Lady Jackie Kennedy..."Pearls are always appropriate." Pearls are considered to be a symbol of purity, integrity, loyalty, innocence, beauty, love, humility, generosity, and new beginnings. Whew...that's quite a list!
How should I store my pearl jewelry?
How do I clean pearl jewelry?
How are pearls formed?
How do I know if pearls are real or synthetic?
Are oysters and mussels harmed by pearl production?
We're happy to report to you that pearl farming is a sustainable practice as the harvesting process does not harm the mussel. Pearl farmers are typically very careful to protect their mollusks. Oysters & mussels tend to produce higher quality pearls as they age, so pearl farmers take care not to harm the 'flock'. In fact, pearls are typically removed in extremely clean conditions using surgical-type equipment to ensure the safety of the mollusk. Oysters & mussels do not have nervous systems that operate like that of humans, so they do not feel the irritation of the grain of sand that is inserted to begin the pearl production process.
If you'd like to add a special piece of pearl jewelry to your collection or perhaps present pearls as a gift, we invite you to view our collection of fine pewter and freshwater pearl jewelry handcrafted by jewelry artisans here at home in the U.S.A.
"The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it." Matthew 13:45