Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls: What’s The Difference? | Namaka Jewelry

Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls: What’s The Difference? | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne Brent May 11, 2019

Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls: What’s The Difference?

What Are Freshwater Pearls?

These are harvested from freshwater mussels, which can each produce up to 30 pearls. This high productivity opposed to saltwater mussels (only one pearl at a time) makes the freshwater pearls more affordable, as they are not so rare and are easier to cultivate. 

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Mother’s Day 2019 | Special Offer | Namaka Jewelry

Mother’s Day 2019 | Special Offer | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne Brent May 08, 2019

On the 12th of May, it’s time to celebrate the most important woman in your life: Mom, of course! This Mother’s Day, show your appreciation for all of her hard work, dedication and sacrifice through the years with a special gift from our chic, elegant collection of pearl jewelry. We know moms rarely ask to be thanked but we’re sure she’ll be touched to tears when you do it this year with something special. After all, every mom deserves an exceptional, mysterious pearl in her collection!

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Choosing Wedding Pearls: It’s Easier Than You Think

Choosing Wedding Pearls: It’s Easier Than You Think

by Joanne Brent April 24, 2019

Over hundreds of years, pearls have become a timeless wedding accessory. It’s no wonder really. They’re so flexible and truly complement a modern, glam or even vintage-inspired wedding theme. The various hues of Tahitian pearls add a particularly chic touch to almost any bridal wardrobe. After all, they are both flexible and classic enough to fit into the entire "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” tradition.

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The Hidden Symbolism of Rings: What Does Each Finger Mean?

The Hidden Symbolism of Rings: What Does Each Finger Mean?

by Anna Semiachko March 05, 2019

Today, men and women aren’t afraid to go their own way when it comes to choosing which fingers to wear rings on. However, there is a rich history of symbolism that surrounds this practice, stemming from cultural, religious or even astrological influences over the ages. 

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Pearls Don't Lie on the Seashore: The Ancient Art of Pearl Hunting

Pearls Don't Lie on the Seashore: The Ancient Art of Pearl Hunting

by Anna Semiachko February 28, 2019

As far back as archaeologists and historians can perceive, humans have consistently adorned themselves. At first, this was done with hides, leather and plant materials. However, as technology advanced, a new age in adornment dawned – the excavation of precious gems. 

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Valentine’s Day 2019: Love Is in the Air

Valentine’s Day 2019: Love Is in the Air

by Anna Semiachko February 11, 2019

The most romantic holiday of the year is coming soon! Valentine’s Day is a meaningful time when you can show how much you care for your loved ones by presenting a gift that will light up a happy smile on his or her face.

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Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

by Anna Semiachko January 07, 2019

Pearls in Politics

The First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy was notorious for her exceptional elegance and style. She has made a significant impact on the arts and culture as well as fashion trends of her time.

She once said: “Pearls are always appropriate” and it is hard to disagree with her, especially looking at her glowing image in this famous photograph.

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Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

by Anna Semiachko January 03, 2019

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe

The Girl with a Pearl Earring

Those who love art would surely be familiar with the painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Oil on canvas, a masterpiece created by a Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in the middle of the 17th century. She is wearing an exotic dress with an oriental turban, she threw a look over her shoulder, there is something captivating and intimate in the way she glances at the viewer. Her skin is smooth and tender, lips gently opened. A large pearl earring accentuates the graceful contour of her young face.

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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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