Judi McCormick / akoya pearl

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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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Since we are talking about style this week, I will leave you with a thoughtful quote from the most stylish icon of the 20th and 21st century, Coco Chanel.

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."

photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar

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Pearl Pioneers- Nicholas Paspaley (Picture of Nick and his sister in 1932)

Pearl Pioneers- Nicholas Paspaley (Picture of Nick and his sister in 1932)

It all started out as a wonderful wild adventure for 19 year old Nick Paspaley in the 1930s. 
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Men in Pearls

Men in Pearls

What a delightful subject. There are just some guys that can pull this off in varying degrees of commitment. Here is the Surfer Style and then there are other men that go all the way.
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How Long Does It Take To Grow A Pearl?

How Long Does It Take To Grow A Pearl?

There isn't a simple answer to this question. There are many factors that determine how long a pearl must grow in a mollusk.
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What are Blue Akoya Pearls?

What are Blue Akoya Pearls?

There was a question about natural Blue Akoya Pearls that came to the Cultured Pearl Association of America last week. I thought I would pass on this information because I have a  Blue Akoya Pearl and Aquaprase necklace in this email. The question was, how rare are they and what gives them their intense color?...
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