How to Wear 100-inch Pearl Ropes

The girls are having lots of fun wearing the 100-inch ropes in the office. I too have been wearing the 5.5-6 mm rope for few days. I was pleasantly surprised that the 100 inch does not weigh me down or get in my way of stringing. We’re enjoying this monthly special so much and decided to share some of our styling ideas!

Our lovely Chenai, Director of Operations, is looking professional in the 6.5-7 mm rope. The first style is the multi-layer messy choker look. This style is perfect for the office since the long length will not be bothersome while she works.

Here is how to create this look:

Fold the rope in half and wrap the pearls around your neck two times.

Cut a ribbon of your choice (about 12 inches) and loop the ribbon as shown.

Tie the ribbon into a bow.

Move the bow toward the back of your neck.

The second look for Chenai is the simple knot. This knot looks a lot richer using the rope as double necklace before the knot is tied. It is a simple, elegant look for the office.

Wear the rope as double necklace.

Tie a knot at the center.

Sweet and hardworking Kim is looking fabulous in her dress with classic style of 5.5-6 mm rope.

When you want to keep this layered look in place the pearl clip comes in handy.
Here is how the pearl clip looks at the back:

Pearl clip

Last but not least our comical Allison (who makes us laugh and have a good time in the vault) looks amazing in the 7.5-8 mm rope in jeans. Who said you can’t be casual wearing a pearl rope? The bright white pearls add instant pizzazz to the outfit!

Behind the Scenes: The Great Gatsby Photo Shoot

The Gatsby Photo Shoot with PearlsYou may recall Jeremy’s post last week about The Great Gatsby inspired pieces that he and Hisano have been working on for an upcoming promotion in June. To showcase some of the pieces (freshwater ropes and tassels), we’ve dressed a model up in fashions inspired by the Great Jazz Era.

Enjoy the little “behind the scenes” preview, and we hope you enjoy the finished, chosen photo in  just a few days!

The Great Gatsby Photo Shoot

The Lights are On!

After nearly two full days of working without power, phones or Internet, we are happy to announce that power has been restored to our block!

We had to come up with some very innovative ways to deal with the power outage this week. The week prior to Mothers Day is one of the busiest of the year, so we couldn’t just sit back and wait for the lights to come back on. Some team members worked from home while Kinkos became one of our best friends. The conference room with floor-to-ceiling windows became pearl matching central and we used flashlights and lanterns in the vault!

Another Behind-the-Scenes, Pearl-Photog Day!

Prepping for the Mother’s Day photo shoot

Second only to Christmas, the biggest pearl-giving holiday of the year is Mother’s Day! Every year we try to do something a little bit different, emphasizing the beauty of pearls, but showing moms just how important they are to all of us.

This year, team member Elia decided to invite her mother and her mother’s mother to the office for a Mother’s Day pearl shoot!



Three generations of beautiful ladies decked out in beautiful pearls make for an amazing photo shoot! Look for the final chosen images on our site and on Facebook closer to the big day!

Pearl Paradise CEO on CNBC Treasure Detectives

Our CEO was a featured expert on the new CNBC series Treasure Detectives last night! In case you missed it, tune in to one of the daily reruns this week on CNBC.

Jeremy was asked by the investigators to examine the mother-of-pearl inlay on a Les Paul custom guitar to determine whether it matched the inlay in a photo of Les Paul holding the guitar. While the mother-of-pearl did indeed match, the episode certainly had a surprising and somewhat explosive ending!