Judi McCormick

Bill Abernathy-Little Willie Pearl

Bill Abernathy-Little Willie Pearl

Bill Abernathy, the founder of the famous Little Wille Pearl passed away on November 26th at the age of 96. He was also famous for many pearl discoveries in Scotland before the ban on pearl fishing in the UK.

Not only was he an extraordinary pearl fisherman, he was just a delightful spirit.

May he rest in peace.

For more on the Little Willie Pearl, go to my blog, 

https://judimccormickjewelry.com/blogs/judi-mccormick/famous-pearls-abernethy-pearl?_pos=1&_sid=329a2bee6&_ss=r

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Why Are Golden South Sea Pearls So Special?

Why Are Golden South Sea Pearls So Special?

South Sea cultured pearls are the largest type of cultured pearls. The Goldens are the rarest of the rare of the South Sea Pearls.

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Diana's Love of Pearls and An Interesting Portrayal in "Spencer"

Diana's Love of Pearls and An Interesting Portrayal in "Spencer"

Princess Diana truly loved her pearls and they have always been a major part of her style. The new movie, Spencer, creates Diana's love for pearls in intense and dream-nightmare scenes.

I do have spoilers for the movie, but this is about the pearls!

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The Imperial Hong Kong Pearl or The Miracle of the Sea

The Imperial Hong Kong Pearl or The Miracle of the Sea

This very large 127.5 carat pearl is a silvery white Baroque pearl. In the Renaissance period, Baroque pearls were highly valued for their unique shapes, which highlighted their luster and colors.

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CIBJO-The World Jewellery Federation's Special Pearl Commission Report

CIBJO-The World Jewellery Federation's Special Pearl Commission Report

This blog will report on Australia.

Pearls have ridden a roller coaster of global events punctuated by Covid and climate change.

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Men in Pearls-a continuing investigation

Men in Pearls-a continuing investigation

Tonight is the first game of the World Series (baseball...). Joc Pederson has received a lot of press about wearing a string of pearls while playing the outfield for the Atlanta Braves. He is playing tonight. Will he be wearing his pearls??
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Maki-e Pearls

Maki-e Pearls

Maki-e pearls are Tahitian pearls that have an overlay painting of 24K gold with abalone shell inlay. This style is called Maki-e from the Japanese decorating Edo period.
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Historical Pearls-Arco Valley Pearl

Historical Pearls-Arco Valley Pearl

The Arco Valley Pearl dates back to the 11th century and is said to have been owned by several emperors.
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Freshwater vs Saltwater Pearls

Freshwater vs Saltwater Pearls

The most asked question to me is, "What is the difference between Freshwater and Saltwater Pearls?" Let me give you a short but definitive answer.
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Famous Pearls-Abernethy Pearl

Famous Pearls-Abernethy Pearl

The Abernethy Pearl or Little Willie as it is affectionately known, was "fished" out of the River Tay in Perth, Scotland in 1967. It is known as the most perfectly spherical and largest natural pearl to be found.
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The Colors of White Pearls

The Colors of White Pearls

While for many of you, white is white, in the pearl world many pearls are known for their specific hue of white.
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The Incredible Crazy Story of The Pearl of Allah or The Pearl of Lao Tzu-reporting by Caitlin Williams and Kathie Hodson

The Incredible Crazy Story of The Pearl of Allah or The Pearl of Lao Tzu-reporting by Caitlin Williams and Kathie Hodson

Millions of dollars, arranged murder, historical fabrications, journeys across vast oceans and battles in court ? all are attached to what some people have called the ugliest pearl in the world.
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