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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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.
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.