Is a family run buisness in which they have been specialsts for over 25 years
All their pearls are real, they are never dyed and are CarbonNeutral. For years, they have developed close relationships with their pearl farmers allowing them to offer us the highest quality pearls.
A Little Information on Different Types of Pearls.
Pearls are normally classified as Freshwater, Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea.
Freshwater pearls are mostly not nucleated by a bead like other cultured pearls but nucleated by using a small piece of anothers pearl's soft mantle tissue, so you do not have to worry about nacre thickness as the pearl is all nacre, this also means you can have pearls less than 1mm and can be left to grow as large as 12mm in diamteter. Freshwater pearls natural colours are pink, white purple and peach.
Freshwater pearls can be found naturally all over the world even in Scotland, Egypt the Mississippi, but mostly China and the USA
Grow naturally throughout the French Polynesia as well as Tahiti. The Tahitian pearls can be a lot larger than the freshwater or akoya pearls as the P. Margaritifera oyster that they are grown in are about 12'' in diameter, they also can be harvested and then put in to a larger and a more mature oyster which means they can keep growing .The P. Margaritifera is a sea water oyster and they are greatly affected by their environment this means that the pearls can be frequently circled and can be brought for a fraction of the price of circle free pearls. Tahitian pearls come in array of colours from black to green to blue to silver with lots of shades of in between.
Akoya pearls were the first pearl to be cultured its grown in a P. Fucata oyster which is a saltwater oyster which is smaller than the freshwater. The Akoya pearls are farmed off the shores of Japan, China and other Far Eastern countries