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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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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Top Pearl Fashion Trends in 2019: Cool to Classic | Namaka Jewelry

Top Pearl Fashion Trends in 2019: Cool to Classic | Namaka Jewelry

by Kristina Ganina July 24, 2019

This season’s runways were absolutely crawling with exciting pearl jewelry of all kinds. From Chanel to Loewe, the crème de la crème of the fashion world are showcasing risk-taking pearl pieces. Think necks dripping in pearls, pendants and bronzed chains or quirky charm bracelets and even hair accessories. We’ve taken a look at all of the trending favourites and here are the ones we’re loving the most!

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June’s Elegant Birthstone: Baby’s First Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

June’s Elegant Birthstone: Baby’s First Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Kristina Ganina June 17, 2019

June babies are unique in the sense that you can choose between 3 beautiful birthstones, the most out of any month. Arguably, the most enchanting of these choices is the pearl. These treasures from the ocean are certainly a firm favorite with parents, friends, and family, particularly when it comes to gifting baby’s first gemstones. It’s really not surprising, as pearls have come to represent innocence, purity, and love over the centuries.

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Namaka Birthday: A Pearl Is Born

Namaka Birthday: A Pearl Is Born

by Kristina Ganina May 30, 2019

Time flies incredibly fast! It seems like it was just yesterday when we had our Grand Opening party and welcomed our first customers. Now, 3 years later, we look back proudly with gratitude and joy!

Pearl lovers and friends, join us on Saturday, 08.06.19 at Pullman Danang Beach Resort Lobby for a night of free-flowing drinks, snacks and goodies. Yes, it’s our birthday, but we’ll be spoiling you with gifts and treats instead!

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Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls: What’s The Difference? | Namaka Jewelry

Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls: What’s The Difference? | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne Brent May 11, 2019

Saltwater vs Freshwater Pearls: What’s The Difference?

What Are Freshwater Pearls?

These are harvested from freshwater mussels, which can each produce up to 30 pearls. This high productivity opposed to saltwater mussels (only one pearl at a time) makes the freshwater pearls more affordable, as they are not so rare and are easier to cultivate. 

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Mother’s Day 2019 | Special Offer | Namaka Jewelry

Mother’s Day 2019 | Special Offer | Namaka Jewelry

by Joanne Brent May 08, 2019

On the 12th of May, it’s time to celebrate the most important woman in your life: Mom, of course! This Mother’s Day, show your appreciation for all of her hard work, dedication and sacrifice through the years with a special gift from our chic, elegant collection of pearl jewelry. We know moms rarely ask to be thanked but we’re sure she’ll be touched to tears when you do it this year with something special. After all, every mom deserves an exceptional, mysterious pearl in her collection!

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Choosing Wedding Pearls: It’s Easier Than You Think

Choosing Wedding Pearls: It’s Easier Than You Think

by Joanne Brent April 24, 2019

Over hundreds of years, pearls have become a timeless wedding accessory. It’s no wonder really. They’re so flexible and truly complement a modern, glam or even vintage-inspired wedding theme. The various hues of Tahitian pearls add a particularly chic touch to almost any bridal wardrobe. After all, they are both flexible and classic enough to fit into the entire "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” tradition.

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The Hidden Symbolism of Rings: What Does Each Finger Mean?

The Hidden Symbolism of Rings: What Does Each Finger Mean?

by Anna Semiachko March 05, 2019

Today, men and women aren’t afraid to go their own way when it comes to choosing which fingers to wear rings on. However, there is a rich history of symbolism that surrounds this practice, stemming from cultural, religious or even astrological influences over the ages. 

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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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Valentine’s Day 2019: Love Is in the Air

Valentine’s Day 2019: Love Is in the Air

by Anna Semiachko February 11, 2019

The most romantic holiday of the year is coming soon! Valentine’s Day is a meaningful time when you can show how much you care for your loved ones by presenting a gift that will light up a happy smile on his or her face.

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