5 Tips for Picking the Right Pearls for You

5 Tips for Picking the Right Pearls for You

by Joanne BRENT January 06, 2020

Looking fashionable and sophisticated is so easy when you have a collection of pearls that are chosen just for you. After all, there are different types of pearls to suit almost any age and style. Here are our top 5 tips

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5 Ways to Style Your Holiday Pearls

5 Ways to Style Your Holiday Pearls

by Joanne BRENT December 30, 2019

When choosing the jewelry and accessories you want to flaunt these holidays, it becomes important to pair them with the right outfits and occasions. This is because seasonal jewelry can come in many different styles and shades. However, when you’re working with a collection of beautiful pearls, you’ll find that coordinating your sets and novelty pieces to create incredible holiday looks is easy! Here are our top 5 ways to style your pearls for looking and feeling high-fashion these holidays.

 

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Christmas Pearls for Him

Christmas Pearls for Him

by Joanne BRENT December 10, 2019

Gifting for men can certainly get tricky. In fact, many people struggle to find the perfect present for him when the festive season rolls around, year after year. But why is it so insanely difficult to shop for some men? Whether he’s the type who has everything already or simply doesn’t display much interest in owning very many things, it can become frustrating trying to curate thoughtful ideas. Well, the good news is that pearl jewelry and accessories are almost always adored by men or anyone who prefers to wear more masculine pieces.

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Christmas Pearls for Little Girls & Boys | Namaka Jewelry

Christmas Pearls for Little Girls & Boys | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT December 03, 2019

There’s truly something magical about this time of year and even more enchanting about receiving exquisite pearl jewelry when you’re young. When it comes to finding meaningful presents for children over the holidays, gifting their first pearls is a wonderful way to create memories for you and those who are special to you, for years and possibly even generations to come. Precious pearls could be the perfect piece to celebrate each of these incredible moments in your family story. Want some ideas on appropriate pearls for toddlers, tweens, and teens? Keep reading!

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Legends of the Tahitian Black Pearl

Legends of the Tahitian Black Pearl

by Joanne BRENT November 07, 2019

It’s really no secret that the Tahitian black pearl is considered the crown-jewel of Polynesian sea-bed inspired jewelry. The mysterious hue coupled with the allure of pearls has also given rise to many legends and stories about how these incredible gems originated. After all, it has become an emblem of Polynesian richness and heritage, it’s natural that folklore would reflect this magnificence too.

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Pearls from the Past | World’s Oldest Pearl Found in 2019 | Namaka Jewelry

Pearls from the Past | World’s Oldest Pearl Found in 2019 | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT October 29, 2019

Emirati archaeologists have made a historic discovery this month at Marawah Island, off the capital of the  United Arab Emirates: what’s believed to be the oldest pearl in human recorded history. Excavated in October (2019), this exquisite natural pearl is carbon-dated to between 5,800 and 5,600 BC, that’s almost 8000 years old! Found at one of the oldest sites in the country, the gem was excavated from the location of numerous collapsed Neolithic structures. These have also provided researchers with ancient ceramics, beads made from shell, as well as stone and flint arrowheads.

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Pearl-Inspired Halloween Costumes: Smart, Fun & Sexy

Pearl-Inspired Halloween Costumes: Smart, Fun & Sexy

by Joanne BRENT October 21, 2019

For many people, approaching Halloween is almost as anticipated as Christmas or New Year. Getting to dress up in a beautiful or funny or scary Halloween costume and heading out for the night can be especially magical when you add beautiful pearl pieces to your look. Still, need some inspiration? No problem! Here are our top pearl-inspired Halloween costume ideas that are smart, fun and sexy. After all, if not on Halloween then when?

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Inspiring Women & The Pearls They Wear

Inspiring Women & The Pearls They Wear

by Joanne BRENT October 15, 2019

Tahitian pearls certainly are timeless and can make the perfect gift for women’s day. Whether you’d like to treat yourself or buy something special for the women in your life, spend $250 or more and we’ll give you a special gift for FREE! Promotion valid until 25 October 2019.

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Saltwater Pearls: Tahitian, Ayoka & South-Sea | Namaka Jewelry

Saltwater Pearls: Tahitian, Ayoka & South-Sea | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT October 10, 2019

We recently discussed the differences between saltwater and freshwater pearls. However, the world of ocean “periculture” is simply fascinating. There are three major types of saltwater cultured pearls, Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea. These share many of the same characteristics but, as is the case with natural pearls, each can look vastly different. This is especially true because each is sourced from a different species of oceanic oyster that can only grow one pearl at a time. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know about the different types of saltwater pearls.

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Real or Fake: 4 Ways To Tell If A Pearl Is Genuine

Real or Fake: 4 Ways To Tell If A Pearl Is Genuine

by Joanne BRENT October 07, 2019

While pearls are certainly revered all around the world, it’s also one of the gemstones that people try to fake the most. These imitation pearls, sometimes also called “faux” or “costume” pearls, are worth very little in money and can be constructed from materials such as glass, plastic, alabaster, shells or even fish-scale.

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How to Wear Pearls like a Man | Namaka Jewelry

How to Wear Pearls like a Man | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT September 24, 2019

If you’ve always been the kind of man who can’t see themselves wearing pearl jewelry because the designs tend to be more feminine, then we’ve got great news for you! Contemporary men’s fashion has few rules and even these are meant to broken

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Kokichi Mikimoto | The Godfather of Cultured Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

Kokichi Mikimoto | The Godfather of Cultured Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT September 16, 2019

Today, the name Mikimoto is associated with luxury pearl jewelry and timeless elegance. But did you know that Japan’s representative jeweler was founded by the same person who is credited with creating the very first cultured pearl? Kokichi Mikimoto is said to have had the mind of a scientist but the soul of an artist. It’s not surprising that he set out to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls that he had learned to painstakingly culture by hand from Akoya oysters

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