The Annual Pearl Connoisseur Sale begins tomorrow!

A single magical Tahitian pearlIt’s time once again for our second annual Pearl Connoisseur Sale! Around 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, we’ll post a link on this blog to a hidden page on PearlParadise.com. We won’t be sending out an immediate email to make sure that our friends who read this are the first to see what we’ve created! Here is a link to last year’s blog about the sale.

Expect to see fancy loose Tahitian pearls that we selected as being the most special from the 5,600 loose pearl lot of peacock drops, as well as a few harvest strands and more.

Also this year we are introducing for the first time, Hisano Shepherd’s little h line of Pearl Geodes and Finestrino! Hisano has been hard at work slicing some of our finest souffle and Tahitian pearls, polishing and boring out the centers and setting white diamonds, black diamonds, sapphires, rubies and even seed pearls into them. We will publish a short video of her Pearl-Guide Ruckus Presentation about this new line later this afternoon!

Pearl Geodes

A few pieces from the little h Pearl Geode line

Finestrino (Italian for little window) with seed pearls

Finestrino with seed pearls

Effecting Change, with Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls

Continuing with the video series from the 2014 Pearl-Guide Ruckus in Palos Verdes, here is Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls giving a presentation about his life on a Tahitian pearl farm and about effecting change with sustainable pearl farming.

Pearls and the Environment, by Douglas McLaurin

As promised, here is the first of several videos shot at the 2014 Pearl-Guide Ruckus held in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Douglas McLaurin gives a fantastic overview of the Mexican pearl industry and specifically what impacts his pearl farm has on the environment.

Pearl-Guide Ruckus 2014

The Pearl Guide Ruckus, 2014

We were so honored again this year to play host for the fifth year in a row to dozens of our “Pearl” friends from around the world. For a long, three-day weekend, we participated in pearl discussions, talks, a pearl-laden party (the RUCKUS!) and of course pearl shopping!

This year, the festivities were held at an estate in Palos Verdes overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The weather was fantastic; morning haze for perfect diffused natural light to appreciate the true beauty of pearls, and sunny afternoons, which brought paradise-like sunsets.

For our friends that couldn’t make it this year, we have something special coming up! We decided to film all the talks, the discussion and ¬†pearl-friend interviews! We are busy with the editing now and the first video, a talk given by Mr. Douglas McLaurin of the Sea of Cortez pearl farm in Mexico, will be posted this week.

Since we have videos coming, I’ve decided to skip posting a full overview here, and instead share links to forum threads started my our friends who attended and a collection of photos posted on Facebook!

Wendy and Cynde’s account – A Weekend Spent in Paradise at the 2014 Ruckus

How I Found My Ruckus Pearls, by Pricescope’s FlyGirl, and a second thread of Ruckus Neck Shots (what a brilliant idea!)

BSomlo’s My 2014 Ruckus Experience

A finally, a thread dedicated to Hisano’s little h Pearl Geode and Finestrino line, which debuted the evening of the Ruckus.

A few special pieces will be debuting next week!

As those of you on our email list know, we’ve been adding new pieces to our mid-year clearance page every Tuesday this month (and most things are snapped up by mid-afternoon). Well next week we’ve got a few new things that we’re extra excited about – round, metallic-white freshwater strands!

If a strand of those mirrored white orbs have been on your list, keep an eye on the sale page on Tuesday morning! The strands are all long (think 35 inches and longer) and truly special!

white metallic long strand

We chose a special new style of clasp for one of the upcoming options!

We chose a special new style of clasp for one of the upcoming options!