Jonathan Sayeb is the founder of Namaka brand and all Namaka pearls come from the Fakarava Pearl Farm in Tahiti that belongs to Franck Tehaamatai, Jonathan Sayeb’s father-in-law.
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, but in the case of cultured pearls, they occur when a human “plants a seed” (called nuclei) in that particular oyster.
In nature, pearls form completely by accident when a piece of shell or sand gets under the oyster's shell. The oyster then starts to secrete a special substance that gathers around the seed and in 1,5 - 2 years’ time (in perfect conditions) may become a pearl.
The naturally formed pearls one can find now, perhaps, only on Queen Elizabeth’s crown. All the other pearls used in modern jewelry production are farmed nowadays.
People discovered how to culture pearls just in the first half of the 20th century in Japan. Shortly after pearl farms appeared in China, Tahiti (homeland to Namaka Pearl) and some other countries with suitable weather conditions.
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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
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.
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.