We are headed back to Hong Kong

It’s time once again for the big March Hong Kong jewelry show and Hisano and I are heading out this weekend! We will be surrounded by millions upon millions of pearls and will be meeting with dozens of producers and processors from all over the world.

As usual, if anyone has a special request, please feel free to email either myself (Jeremy@) or Hisano.

Metallic souffle freshwater pearls

loose grade pearls used to make freshadama

Congratulations JulieBeth – You’re Going to Fiji!

Yesterday we held the anticipated final Fiji raffle. Congratulations Pearl-Guide member JulieBeth!

Julie has been a member of Pearl-Guide’s community forum since March of 2013. She loves and designs with pearls. Some of her work can be seen here on Etsy.

We shot a video of the drawing and there is a surprise at the end!

Who wants to take the next Pearl Trip of a Lifetime to … ??? :)

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

VQL100 blog

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

VQNA00-B
5-6 mm Blue Baroque Necklace

VQN100-B 6-7 mm Blue Baroque Necklace

VQN100-B
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

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

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

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

 

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

VQN100-SB
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

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

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

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

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

VQL-B3
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

VRNA00-MG
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

VRNA90
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.