Guess what?!?!

Two weeks ago we blogged about the CPAA trip to visit the JHunter Pearl Farm in Fiji. I’ve been there. The place is amazingly beautiful and I really wanted someone who truly loves and appreciates pearls to go. Last week I decided to take a chance and purchase 1000 tickets for our Pearl Friends on Pearl-Guide.com’s forum.

We won :) We are going to hold a second raffle for current and active members of Pearl-Guide the week after Christmas. Someone is going to Fiji!

If you’re a current PG’er, get on this thread :)

Want to Visit a Pearl Farm in Fiji?

Our friends atthe JHunter Pearl farm in Fiji are hosting a lucky pair of winners of the Cultured Pearl Association of America Pearl Farm Visit raffle next year.

The drawing is in two weeks and there are a lot of unsold tickets, which means the odds of winning are better that just about any other sort of raffle or lottery out there.

Talk about the perfect stocking stuffers – just 10 bucks! :) Click here to read more.

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Truly Special Vietnamese Akoya Pearls

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The wait is finally over! The labor of love has finally arrived and it did not dissapoint. Our friends have worked tirelessly to create the most special color Vietnamese Akoya strands for us. Not only the farmer and his family were able to make amazing blue strands, they were also able to create stunning colors in gold, pistachio, silver blue and multi colors. The arrival of the strands took longer than anticipated but was well worth the wait.  Because of the limited quantities we are doing a special “blog only sale” for these beauties before the Black Friday rush.

To give you an idea of how “blue” these blue strands are here is a comparison photo of our regular stock blue Akoya strands:
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The top 3 strands are our regular stock and the bottom 4 are the intense blue strands from Vietnam. Although the size is a lot smaller, they are so captivating!
We have two sizes of the blue baroque strands: 5-6 mm and 6-7 mm.

VQNA00-B Blue Baroque 5-6 mm

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5-6 mm Blue Baroque Necklace

VQN100-B 6-7 mm Blue Baroque Necklace

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6-7 mm Blue Baroque Necklace

There are also few silver blue and silver pistachio strands:

VQNA00-SP 5-6 mm Silver Pistachio Baroque Akoya Necklace

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5-6 mm Silver Pistachio Baroque Akoya Necklace

VQNA00-SB 5-6 mm Silver Blue Baroque Akoya Necklace

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5-6 mm Silver Blue Baroque Akoya Necklace

 

VQN100-SB 6-7 mm Silver Blue Baroque Akoya Necklace

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6-7 mm Silver Blue Baroque Akoya Necklace

VRNA00-SB 5-6 mm Round Silver Blue Akoya Necklace

VRNA00-SB
5-6 mm Round Silver Blue Akoya Necklace

VRN100-SB 6-7 mm Round to Near Round Silver Blue Akoya Necklace

VRN100-SB
6-7 mm Round to Near Round Silver Blue Akoya Necklace

There are also three large loose pearls that are just truly special:

VQL-B1 11-12 mm Silver Blue Oval shape loose Akoya Pearl

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11-12 mm Silver Blue Oval shape loose Akoya Pearl

VQL-B2 12-13 mm Silver Blue Baroque Akoya Loose Pearl

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12-13 mm Silver Blue Baroque Akoya Loose Pearl

VQL-B3 8 x 16 mm Intensely Blue Baroque Akoya loose Pearl

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8 x 16 mm Intensely Blue Baroque Akoya loose Pearl

I am also in love with these golden strands. The medium gold Akoya pops with refreshing lemon yellow tone and the deep gold has rich body color with beautiful silver and rose overtones.

VRNA00-MG 5-6 mm Round Medium Gold Akoya Necklace

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5-6 mm Round Medium Gold Akoya Necklace

VRNA00-DG 5-6 mm Round Deep Gold Akoya Necklace

VRNA00-DG
5-6 mm Round Deep Gold Akoya Necklace

The multi colors are also beautiful!

VRNA90 5-6 mm Round to Near Round Multi Color Akoya Necklace

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5-6 mm Round to Near Round Multi Color Akoya Necklace

We have a limited amount of loose pearls as well. For the loose pearls in blue, silver blue and gold, please contact me at hisano@pearlparadise.com and I can match a pair for your strand or offer them as loose.

We’re so excited to offer these special pearls!

Here is the special page. It’s currently only accessible from this blog post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PP Black Friday is just a few days away!

Our Black Friday sale starts at 9 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, November 26th and continues at 9 am on Friday, November 27th, with another release of Black Friday specials!

For our friends and clients who looked forward to the Connoisseur Sale that didn’t happen this year, we created a selection of special, one-of-a-kind Connoisseur items for this event! It’s going to be fun!

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Special pearls from the September Hong Kong Show

I am a bit late posting about the September pearl buy but I didn’t forget! September is the biggest show of the year for us because we select inventory for the Christmas season and that means a lot (and I mean a lot) of inventory. Hisano and I don’t have much time to look for the “fun” stuff in September!

But that isn’t to say we didn’t have fun! We had so many friends that were at the show, and three people came just to join us; Chenai our director of operations, and Blaire and Sheri from Pearl-Guide forum! Blaire is the managing editor of Pearl-Guide News and Sheri is a long-time member who has made it to all the Ruckuses.

Sheri offered to help Hisano, Chenai and I sort and so I gave her just one job – sort out two lots of special metallic half-drill white pearls and select out just the pearls that screamed at her. We called them Sheri’s Screamers.

Sheri sorting the metallics

This is a shot of a few of the screamers as she was pulling them out. Metallic is metallic – shiny is not metallic. These pearls are metallic. And they scream!

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Sheri sorted out 185 grams, ranging from 6-9 mm pearls. To save you from doing the math, that comes out to six strands with a few extra grams to spare. Part of the reason I’m a bit late with this post is because I wanted to wait until we had the half-drill pearls fully-drilled and matched into strands.

Six strands of Sheri's Screaming metallic pearls

Six strands of Sheri’s Screaming metallic pearls

While those screamers are something else, the main standout to me were loose, beaded white rounds in big sizes. Freshwater pearls have never looked like this before. I ended up matching two strands in sizes 9.3-12.3 and 10.5-15 mm. BIG!

Large round whites

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We also met with our friends who farm akoya pearls in Vietnam, and they are now so close to having those special baroque blue strands in our hands! We really had hoped they would be here before November 1st, but it looks like they might not arrive for another week at least.

Until next time!