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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