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  • Pearls for Men

    Pearls are typically associated with femininity and beauty, but pearl jewellery really isn't just for women. True, a Hanadama pearl necklace might be the perfect gift for a woman, but a Tahitian pearl pendant is perfect for anyone. Pearls on men can look stylish and masculine, and can be in the form of necklaces, bracelets, dress shirt studs or the most popular option of cufflinks.

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  • Abalone Pearls

    Abalone pearls are the most colourful of all pearls, and can be anything in the range of blues, greens, purples, silvers, pinks or a combination of all of them. Abalone shell jewellery is commonplace, and sold around the world, but the pearls that they produce are incredibly rare.

     

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  • How to Wear Pearls

    As we've seen, pearls are beautiful, unique and elegant. Before cultivation they were only available to the royal and the wealthy, kept as treasures and worn as status symbols. Nowadays, pearls are much more readily available, they are sophisticated and fashionable, and can be worn by anyone.

     

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  • Pearls in Medicine & Mythology

     

    Since their discovery centuries ago, pearls have always been thought to hold medicinal properties. Although many of the uses for them have now been discredited, they are still used in some modern medicines.

     

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  • Pearls - The Birthstone of June

    Pearl is one of the birthstones of June. Believed to be a symbol of purity, ancient Greeks believed that pearls were hardened tears of joy from the goddess of love, Aphrodite. It is also associated with loyalty, faithfulness, friendship and purity. Traditionally, the pearl was thought to have healing properties and was used to enhance personal integrity.

     

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  • Pearl Necklaces

    Pearl necklaces are the classic pearl jewellery, worn for centuries by wealthy women as a status symbol. They are typically strands of Akoya pearls, but Freshwater, Tahitian and South Sea pearls are also used. A traditional pearl necklace consists of large, round, white pearls, but the more modern necklaces exhibit different colours, shapes and sizes.

     

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  • The History of Pearls

    For over 4000 years pearls have been highly valued and collectable, they are known as the world's oldest gem. They have been treasured so much that wealthy Egyptians were buried with their pearls, and mother-of-pearl was used for decorative purposes in Pre-dynastic Egypt, long before the actual gems were sought-after.

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  • Pearl Farming

    Pearl farming is the industry in which cultured pearls are produced. Today nearly all pearls are from farms, with natural pearls accounting for less than 1 in a 1000 of all the pearls available.

     

     

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  • How To Clean Pearls

     

    Pearls have always been considered a symbol of perfection and glamour, and so keeping them looking perfect is important. Pearls are very soft and can be damaged far easier than harder gems, so here are a few essential things to know to help keep your pearls in tip-top condition.

     

     

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  • Caring for your Pearls

     

    Pearls are natural gems; organic products created by a living creature. As with all living things, they need a certain amount of care and to be treated with some measure of respect to maintain their beauty and lustre.

     

     

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