Judi McCormick / pearls as a sustainable gem

What are Biogenic Materials?

What are Biogenic Materials?

Historically, gem materials of a biological origin were called organic. The term organic can be confusing as a definition by itself because of its use as a clarifying word for natural substance that has had no additional chemical intervention. 
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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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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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Pearls as a Sustainable Gem

Pearls as a Sustainable Gem


This is a big topic and I may split it into a couple of blogs. There are so many facets to sustainability.
Sustainability is acting to avoid  the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. Oysters are naturally a great source to maintain the marine biodiversity because they are filter feeders. 

 

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