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Instagram Profile of the Month for January 2020

Instagram Profile of the Month for January 2020

As a pearl enthusiast, I scour Instagram for striking images of pearls and pearl jewelry. However, quite often I come across an Instagram profile with so many outstanding images, I feel like reposting all of them. My Favourite Profile Therefore, one of my New Year’s resolutions as a blogger was to start a segment of my favourite profiles for every month. I started cataloging profiles from the start of the month and came up with several contenders. Nevertheless, the idea…

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Pearls in the ‘Beautiful Era’

Pearls in the ‘Beautiful Era’

Of the jewelry styles and movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, my absolute favourite are the Edwardian and Art Nouveau Styles. This is not least because natural pearls, freshwater as well as saltwater were featured so beautifully in those pieces. However, leaving pearls aside for a moment, it is hard not to love “Belle Époque” jewelry. With its fluid lines, swirling and scrolling and shimmering, Art Nouveau pieces create a feeling of movement that is frozen in…

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Pearls and Pantone

Pearls and Pantone

The Pantone colour for 2020 is Classic Blue 19-4052. This hue has been described as elegant due to its simplicity. It is a timeless colour, classic yet contemporary. I find this colour to be a great choice for the year. It can easily be produced using plant-based dyes, and so gets full marks as far as sustainability is concerned. What’s more, it is a seasonless and genderless colour, so the creative possibilities are endless. What really intrigues me about Classic…

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A Guide to Instagramming Your Pearls in 2020

A Guide to Instagramming Your Pearls in 2020

Instagram remains my favourite social media channel to admire pearls and pearl jewelry. The fact that it is such a visual platform makes it the best, in my opinion, to showcase pearls. But even within Instagram, there are choices. Would you rather see a post on your feed or a story about the pearl jewelry designer? And what about IGTV? I believe all three have their merits. Instagram Posts Instagram Posts give me more options to engage with the designer…

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Spring is still to come…

Spring is still to come…

Spring is dragging its feet coming to my part of the world. Grey skies and watery sunlight- outside everything is reduced to monochromes. Luckily, the world of pearls is very different, and it seems as if Spring is being celebrated everywhere. As I look at a golden pink flameball pearl, it seems to take on the silhouette of a Turkish tulip. A finely handcarved pink Edison freshwater pearl brings to mind a pink peony bud just before it unfurls its…

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The Allure of the White Pearls Necklace

The Allure of the White Pearls Necklace

A necklace of white pearls… the epitome of simplicity and elegance. To me, such a necklace exemplifies class and beauty. Just this one piece of jewelry can take your look to new heights of style and sophistication. With so many different pearls to choose from, I have often wondered why the allure of the white pearl necklace still continues for me. While it was the gorgeous classic white Akoya pearls that made the white pearl necklace so popular, wearing beautiful,…

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Pink pearls will steal your heart and leave a smile on your face

Pink pearls will steal your heart and leave a smile on your face

Pink pearls are just so marvellous you can’t help but fall in love with them. I absolutely love pink pearls because you can never go wrong with this colour. What makes these pearls so spectacular is not just their superb colours, but also the overtones they tend to exhibit. Natural coloured pink pearls, produced by fresh water mussels, come in a variety of shades all the way from soft pink to glowing peach and so many hues in between. Pink…

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