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Part 5 – Specifics for Picking Akoya Pearls

SERIES 1: How to Shop for Pearls Part 5 – Specifics for Picking Akoya Pearls The next pearl we will look at is the Akoya or “saltwater” pearl. While Akoyas are sometimes referred to as “saltwater pearls,” this can be … Continue reading

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Part 4 – Specifics for Picking Freshwater Pearls

SERIES 1: How to Shop for Pearls Part 4 – Specifics for Picking Freshwater Pearls Now that we know main qualities to look for in any pearl type, we can look more in-depth to learn what factors to look for … Continue reading

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Part 3 – Main Quality Factors for Any Pearl Type

SERIES 1: How to Shop for Pearls Part 3 – Main Quality Factors for Any Pearl Type Once I am confident I have genuine pearls in front of me, the main important factors (simplified) that determine a pearl’s quality are … Continue reading

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Part 1 – No universal grading makes it hard to shop for pearls

BLOG SERIES:¬† How to shop for pearls¬† Part 1 – No universal grading makes it hard to shop for pearls As a jewelry and online shopping enthusiast, I understand the struggle consumers go through when purchasing products online, specifically quality … Continue reading

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