Judi McCormick

Sustainable Mediterranean Coral

Sustainable Mediterranean Coral

Red coral, or precious coral, is a type of coral species mainly found in the Mediterranean Sea. It is typically the only kind of coral high-end jewelry makers use, as it is durable and the color is intense. It is an opaque gemstone that ranges from a stunning blood red to pinkish orange.
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Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

It is easy to get confused. Because yes, mother of pearl is the same calcium carbonate nacre from which our beautiful pearls are composed. But, what is the difference?
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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.

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How Will the Covid-19 Surge Impact Supply Chains for Pearls and Gemstones in the Near Future.

How Will the Covid-19 Surge Impact Supply Chains for Pearls and Gemstones in the Near Future.

Last week I read a report by Stuart Robinson, the VP of Gemworld International about how he sees the impact of the pandemic on the fragile supply chains of the gemworld. It's not good...

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The Spencer Tiara

The Spencer Tiara

The Spencer Tiara is actually not a royal tiara. It belongs to the family of the late Diana Princess of Wales. She wore it so many times that people assumed it was a royal tiara.

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Pearls In The Web Of Life by Douglas McLaurin

Pearls In The Web Of Life by Douglas McLaurin

Douglas is a friend and the first marine pearl farm founder of the Sea of Cortez pearl brand, the first pearl farm in the entire American continent. Douglas is a biochemistry engineer with a master's degree in sustainability and natural resources management as well as a university professor. He has a unique way of describing the biological pearl ecosystem that I know you will find enlightening.
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Why Are Keshi Pearls, Pearls Gone Wild?

Why Are Keshi Pearls, Pearls Gone Wild?

Keshi pearls are created accidentally by the mollusk. It is either a second growth byproduct after a nucleated pearl has matured or grown after a nucleus is rejected by the mollusk. They are total nacre.
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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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