Pearl Friends: Douglas McLaurin

In April we started a series called Pearl Friends and interviewed two friends and customers who have amazing collections of pearl jewelry, Cynde and Wendy.

We decided to wait until the annual Pearl-Guide ruckus for the opportunity to interview more pearl friends and Cynde and Wendy turned the tables on us — they decided to do the interviews and we decided to film them!

This first interview is with Douglas McLaurin and is fascinating! I’ve been to his farm and consider him a very good friend and even I learned a couple things from this interview.

Enjoy!

Hisano Introduces Pearl Geodes and Finestrino by little h

Hisano has been working on her new lines of pearl geodes and finestrino for nearly a year now and gave the first public reveal at this year’s Pearl-Guide Ruckus, which we were once again honored to host in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

In the short video below, Hisano talks about the inspiration behind her pieces and the process of creating her wearable works of art.

Connoisseur Sale 2014

Our annual Pearl Connoisseur Sale is now live! We will be adding pieces to this sale as we create them every few days throughout the month.

Our apologies in advance! We know some items will go very quickly and some will double sell. This happens every time we do a promotion and we sincerely apologize. Many of our items are one of a kind. When two customers have a product in their cart at the same time and checkout at the same time, a double-sale happens. If this happens to you, we promise to do everything we can to make it right.

We hope you enjoy this curated collection.

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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.