7 Common Pearl Shapes & How To Style Them

7 Common Pearl Shapes & How To Style Them

by Joanne BRENT February 18, 2020

Sure, perfectly round pearls may be the most popular and traditional shape, but did you know that there are at least another 6 shapes to choose from? This can make shopping for pearls a whole new adventure! You’ll notice that these more unusual pearl shapes are also considered quite unique. So, here’s what you need to know about buying and styling 7 common pearl shapes:

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Pearls in 2020: Personalisation

Pearls in 2020: Personalisation

by Joanne BRENT January 22, 2020

Pearls are a natural, organic, environmentally-sustaining and virtually-renewable gemstone from the ocean. They come in all shapes and colors, play well with other gems, metals, and materials, and can be quite affordable compared to other options like diamonds. What is more millennial than that?

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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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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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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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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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The Health Benefits of Wearing Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

The Health Benefits of Wearing Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne BRENT September 10, 2019

The pearl has long been thought of as one of nature’s most precious gifts. However, the greatest gift of all is certainly one’s good health. But did you know that people believe pearls to have amazing curative abilities too? This may be attributed to the high concentration of calcium carbonate in pearls. If you’re a believer of astrology then you’ll already know that pearls are the moon gemstone, which is believed to have a profound effect on the brain, moods, and emotions.

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The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Kristina Ganina September 02, 2019

In the past, harvesting pearls was only possible in the wild. This is because thousands upon thousands of oysters would need to be caught and opened just to source a few of these gems. As a result, centuries of pearl rushes and over-exploitation put a massive strain on this natural resource. However, with the invention and rise in popularity of cultivated pearl farming over the 20th century, this widespread large-scale fishing for oysters was finally put to an end.

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