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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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 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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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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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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Pearl Family Business

Pearl Family Business

by Jonathan SAYEB February 13, 2018

Hello everyone, today i just wanted to share one of my favorite picture taken by my dad in my other dad's Pearl Farm in Fakarava. That's what I call Family Business !!!

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