Judi McCormick / historical pearl

Henry Philip Hope's Gem Collection

Henry Philip Hope's Gem Collection

The Hope Pearl AND the Hope Diamond. Quite a major gem collection.
Read more
The Black Beauty Pearl

The Black Beauty Pearl

The Black Beauty Pearl is considered to be one of the most important pearls in history. Why?

Read more
Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Vladimir Tiara. It seemed appropriate.

Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Vladimir Tiara. It seemed appropriate.

The story begins with the Romanov Duchess Vladimir, who was the last Romanov to leave Russia during the Revolution. 
Read more
Anne Boleyn's Bold "B" Necklace

Anne Boleyn's Bold "B" Necklace

Anne Boleyn was one of the boldest of Henry VIII's wives. This is one of the original Statement Necklaces. What happened to it?
Read more
The Incredible, Gorgeous, Irresistible Sea of Cortez Pearl Story

The Incredible, Gorgeous, Irresistible Sea of Cortez Pearl Story

The Sea of Cortez is between Baja, California and Northwestern Mexico. For over 400 years, it has been known for the quality of colorful, lustrous pearls.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
The World's Oldest Pearl

The World's Oldest Pearl

In 2017 this peach colored pearl was discovered in an excavation site on the island of Marawah off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Read more
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. 
Read more
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.
Read more
13 results