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Maki-e, Changing our Perception of Beauty, One Pearl at a Time

Maki-e, Changing our Perception of Beauty, One Pearl at a Time

A Conversation with Raphael Basalely Vice President at Eliko Pearl Co. about the Appeal of Maki-e Pearls For many pearl purists, any embellishment to beautiful pearls may seem superfluous. Pearls are already perfect, they say, so there’s no need to add anything more to them. With Maki-e Pearls, I argue, that is not the case. Tahitian pearls artfully decorated with 24K gold powder and abalone shell mosaic are nothing if not exquisite. Maki-e pearls are a relatively new addition to…

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Beautiful Pearls For Valentine’s Day

Beautiful Pearls For Valentine’s Day

These days everywhere I see, there are Valentine hearts accompanied by feeling of love and happiness. I’ve often heard people say that for them, every day is like Valentine’s Day, and that may just be true. However, 14th February does push you to go the extra mile, to do just a little bit more to show your true feelings. The build up to Valentine’s Day is especially exciting, because there are so many ways to express your feelings. However, saying…

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Exquisite Ear Pendants at Dupuis’ Online Jewels Auction

Exquisite Ear Pendants at Dupuis’ Online Jewels Auction

Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers are currently having their Online Jewels Auction. With over 600 beautiful items on offer, there is something to appeal to jewelry lovers all over the world. What is more, since bidding closes on 12th February, the auction comes just in time for that special Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one. Online bidding for fine jewelry on Dupuis’ website is very exciting and convenient. You can watch items as bids are placed on them  electronically and…

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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 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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Beautiful Jewelry at Dupuis’ Online Jewels Auction

Beautiful Jewelry at Dupuis’ Online Jewels Auction

Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers are currently having their mid year Online Jewels Auction. This is a much anticipated event by jewelry lovers all over the world because Dupuis Auctioneers have a reputation for always having a vast collection of very fine jewelry pieces at their auctions. Bidding for lots opened on Wednesday, August 7 and will be closing tomorrow, August 14 at 1:00 pm EST. Bidding online can be fun, exciting and very convenient. You can bid at any time…

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At the Toronto Gem Expo 2019

At the Toronto Gem Expo 2019

This past weekend, the Toronto Gem Expo took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Toronto. Being marketed as the “Toronto’s hottest gem show,” I felt duty bound to go and check it out! I really had two objectives in mind: first to meet with vendors who might be selling pearls, and the other to judge for myself how “hot” this show really was. So, come Friday morning, I took the train to Toronto and arrived at the venue…

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At the Design Studio with SimplyAdorned4U Jewelry

At the Design Studio with SimplyAdorned4U Jewelry

When I first saw some pearl jewelry pieces designed and handcrafted by SimplyAdorned4U Jewelry, I was left speechless! Not only were the colours and composition of the pieces simply exquisite, but how the different shapes of pearls and gemstones were set off against one another really spoke to the artistic genius of the jewelry designer. Margaret Woods, the creative powerhouse behind SimplyAdorned4U Jewelry, started her jewelry business 8 years ago, as an artistic expression of her life long love of…

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