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

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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!

Behind the Scenes – Winter Pearl Promotions Photoshoot

We have a lot of new items that are going to be released soon as well as quite a few promotions coming up, so we decided to have another pearl-photog day! This time we invited a professional model and television personality to join us for an evening of cameras and pearls at a studio in Los Angeles.

Here are just a few shots “behind the scenes!”