July 10, 2020

Pure Pearls Weekly News Update: Luster Lovers! Friday, July 10th

 "All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography." – Frederico Fellini

Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates for Pearl Science Fashion and Customer FAQs

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Akoya Pearl and Diamond Tiara by Chaumet


Akoya Pearl and Diamond Tiara in White Gold
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What Makes Pearls Special

A: Luster, luster, luster, and orient!

These two attributes, above all others, make a pearl valuable as a gemstone. The brighter and more iridescent a pearl is, the prettier it is.

Luster is the visible phenomenon that occurs when light strikes the surface of the pearl and also penetrates through the various layers of aragonite platelets and is reflected back at the viewer. The tighter and more compact the layers of nacre are, the more intense the pearl’s luster will appear.

A pearl’s luster is one of its most prized attributes. Ideally, pearl lovers look for crisp and highly reflective luster that displays sharp, easily distinguished lines from reflected light sources. 


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Japanese Hanadama Akoya Pearl Jewelry Set, 8.5-9.0mm


As bright and lustrous as a full moon, Hanadama Akoya pearls are the very finest Akoya pearls available in the world today. Famous for their delicate rose tones, "Flower Pearls" were named after the fabled Japanese cherry blossoms that shower Tokyo's streets in the Spring.
Our luxurious 8.5-9.0mm pearl size has a beautiful, elegant presence without being overwhelming, and is a PurePearls.com favorite.
Featuring the thickest nacre of any Akoya pearl in the world, our hand-matched Hanadama Pearl Necklace and Earring Jewelry Sets feature an 18-Inch necklace and classic pearl stud earrings to match, hand-made to order here at our Los Angeles CA workshop.


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