The Wonder of the Pearl: Myths and Legends

The Wonder of the Pearl: Myths and Legends

by Anna Semiachko October 04, 2018

 Symbolic Meaning of Pearl and its Magical Properties

Pearl was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and was believed to have strong healing properties.

Pearl has always symbolized the power of love, wealth and nobility. Pearl jewelry presented as a gift to children was meant to protect them and bring good luck. Pearls have a calming effect and are bringing the karma in balance, they bond people together and strengthen relationships, and therefore pearl jewelry was and is til nowadays a wonderful gift that you can make for your loved ones, friends and business partners.

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The Pearl History in a Nutshell

The Pearl History in a Nutshell

by Anna Semiachko September 21, 2018

Pearl is known to be one of the oldest gems in the world and it is often called “Queen of the Gems” for its rarity and elegance. People believe that the first pearl was discovered by early men when they were looking for food on the sea shore. The beauty of the unexpected find conquered the people’s hearts from the first sight.

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Jewelry and Photography - a Graceful Alliance

Jewelry and Photography - a Graceful Alliance

by Anna Semiachko September 03, 2018

Dear customers and friends, as elegant pearl jewelry and fine photography are our biggest passions we decided to use the extra space that we had at our store at 322 Ngu Hanh Son Street with advantage and make a little present for every visitor who discovers Namaka Jewelry.

We set up a professional photo studio embedded in the space of the store, fully equipped to take the best portrait photographs of our dear guests. 

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The Immaculate Conception: Grafting Process in Pearl Farming

The Immaculate Conception: Grafting Process in Pearl Farming

by Anna Semiachko August 27, 2018

What has to happen for a pearl to be conceived in the oyster’s body?

It can be a result of two events: either it happens by accident in nature, when a piece of shell or sand gets in the oyster’s belly or if the nucleus (the pearl’s core) is carefully inserted in the oyster’s “pearl pocket” by a human hand.

 

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Jewelry Making Masterclass with Kristina Ganina on 16.08.2018

Jewelry Making Masterclass with Kristina Ganina on 16.08.2018

by Anna Semiachko August 10, 2018

Dear friends, Namaka Team is happy to invite you to our second Jewelry Making Masterclass.

The event will take place at our new store on 322 Ngu Hanh Son street this Thursday, 16.08.2018

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Namaka Pearl Shopping Guide

Namaka Pearl Shopping Guide

by Anna Semiachko August 09, 2018

Everybody knows, what are the 4 Cs that define the value of a diamond: they are cut, color, carat and clarity. A similar classification is applied when grading pearls, but the criteria that affect the price are a bit more diverse.

The main criteria determining the value of a pearl are: size, shape, surface quality, luster and color.

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Pearl Care 101

Pearl Care 101

by Anna Semiachko August 05, 2018

Are pearls forever? Yes, they are if you follow some basic rules you can keep their luster last for generations.

Pearl is a gemstone of an organic origin. The fact that it’s born “in the wild” makes it a rather enduring material. However, for the same reason pearls require extra attention when it comes to cleaning, storage and everyday care.

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CULTURED PEARLS AND "WILD-CAUGHT" PEARLS, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

CULTURED PEARLS AND "WILD-CAUGHT" PEARLS, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

by Anna Semiachko June 25, 2018

You can think of cultured pearls as "farmed" pearls while "wild-caught" pearls are those rarely found in the nature that appear without any human intervention. Both farmed and "wild" pearls grow in the same way...

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SHE COMES IN COLORS EVERYWHERE. SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW…

SHE COMES IN COLORS EVERYWHERE. SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW…

by Anna Semiachko June 20, 2018

Tahitian pearls are often called “black pearls” because they are formed by unique species of a black lip oyster Pinctada Margaritifera Cumingi, but it doesn’t mean that they are all black color.

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WHY IS THERE A SHOT GLASS OF WATER IN A PEARL JEWELRY SHOWCASE?

WHY IS THERE A SHOT GLASS OF WATER IN A PEARL JEWELRY SHOWCASE?

by Anna Semiachko June 19, 2018

Our customers and friends often ask us, why we have a small glass of water displayed in every showcase next to the pearl strands, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other pearl jewelry.

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NAMAKA ORIGINS: FRANCK TEHAAMATAI

NAMAKA ORIGINS: FRANCK TEHAAMATAI

by Anna Semiachko June 13, 2018

Franck Tehaamatai is one of the pioneers in cultured pearl production in French Polynesia. And currently, he is one of the most successful pearl farmers in Tahiti.

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WHEN PATIENCE GIVES BIRTH TO LUXURY

WHEN PATIENCE GIVES BIRTH TO LUXURY

by Anna Semiachko June 12, 2018

It takes about two years to grow an oyster that is able to give birth to a pearl and another one and a half years at least for the pearl to form in its body. 

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