April Fools! 50-Carat Real Gemstone Lollipops Part of Chupa Chups Joke Campaign

chupa chupsChupa Chups had pulled a Willy Wonka on us when the confectionary company announced that they had released just five 50-carat precious gemstone “lollipops” into 150 countries worldwide. The announcement incited a frenzy across the globe as candy lovers searched for one of five real gemstone prizes –blue sapphire, ruby, emerald, diamond, and black pearl – disguised as an original Chupa Chups lollipop (more…)

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Pearl Quality

Pearl EarringsWhile pearls are beautiful to look at, few people really know how to determine the difference in quality between them. Pearl quality is measured by numerous factors including type, thickness of nacre, luster, shape, colour and size. There are many different types of pearls; the four popular ones are Akoya, Freshwater, Tahitian and South Sea. Akoya pearls are usually a classic white colour and have (more…)

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Tahitian Dream

PearlsTahitian Pearls are also known as “Black Pearls”. They are typically found in French Polynesia and in the South Pacific. The first culturing started in 1961 in Bora Bora where they discovered Pearl Farms could multiply in the region. Therefor farms were created in Manihi, Marutea and Mangareva in order to increase French Polynesian pearl production.

The actual process of raising a pearl is not easy, (more…)

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