For Our International Friends – Black Friday Sale Issue

Update: It appears we have been able to fix the glitch just in time!

As many of our friends and customers know, we recently revamped our website. Today we discovered a glitch that is preventing some international customers from completing their orders. We are working hard to determine the cause and find a solution, but it is very possible some people will not be able to complete their transactions this evening during our Black Friday sales event.

We realize that our this sale is very popular and we certainly don’t want anyone to miss out! If you are one of those unable to checkout and would like to take advantage of the Black Friday sale tonight through tomorrow, please email the item number to us at PearlParadise@gmail.com as quickly as possible. If the item is still in stock we will mark one piece out of stock and set it aside for you.

For those that miss out, we will do whatever we can to make it up you. We sincerely apologize in advance.

The 50th Anniversary of a Beloved Gem

Much of pearling world missed an important anniversary last year – the 50th anniversary of the Chinese freshwater pearl industry.

It was 1962, when a Chinese professor by the name of Xiong Daren of the Fisheries Institute of Zhanjiang conducted the first experiments culturing freshwater pearl mussels that mimicked the production of pearls in Lake Biwa Japan, but with a native Chinese shell. That same year, freshwater pearl farms in the Jiangsu province began growing pearls using Daren’s methods

Read more on Jewellery Net Asia
by Jeremy Shepherd

Freshley harvested freshwater pearls

Harvesting freshwater pearls

 

 

Black Friday Pearl Specials!

Behind the Scenes Mother’s Day Photoshoot

We know what you’re probably thinking! It’s the day before Thanksgiving, exactly 165 days before Mother’s Day, why on earth would we be doing a Mother’s Day Photoshoot? Well, when we have a team member just weeks away from becoming a new mother (the first in the Pearl Paradise family), we start early!

Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots of the shoot today.

Congratulations Chenai!

Another live Pearl Chat!

We are so excited to have Pearl Queen Cynde with us again today hosting a live Pearl Chat with Google Hangouts.

Our apologies if the chat is full when you arrive, but we will be posting the full video later on this afternoon.

Click here to join the  chat!

Here is the YOUTUBE feed!