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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Elizabeth Taylor Auction

AuctionOn December 13, 2011 the Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction hit a world record of sales for a private collection. The auction raked in a total of $116 million dollars in sales among international phone buyers and in room elites. The auction held in New York also broke six other world records such as highest price sold for a pearl jewel, per carat price for a colorless diamond, price for an Indian jewelanda (more…)

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