Turn heads at this summer's cocktail party in this brilliantly hued Shay Todd tunic dress and lustrous multi-color 10.1 x 13.7mm Tahitian & South Sea Pearl Necklace. Add a pair of vivid 8.1mm pistachio Tahitian studs and some strappy sandals and you'll be the best dressed there!
Today we picked two ultra-feminine outfits that will certainly appeal to those that have an inner Charlotte York aching to get out. Clothing & heels from Anthropologie. Jewelry from FutureFashionista.com. 18k Diamond Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings and Teal Tahitian Pearl Strand. Paspaley South Sea Pearl Diamond Earrings.
This Anthropologie.com Cardigan & dress were inspired by all the vivid blooming flowers outside. We paired our Antique 18k Diamond & Ruby Necklace with it.
Summer is right around the corner and while I usually dislike baring my arms and legs, I couldn't resist drooling over this bright outfit. The fuchsia just brings a smile to my face and when paired with our long Tahitian & Akoya pearl 33" adjustable strand and 9mmTahitian pearl studs, it screams fashion with a capital "F."
Get the pearl look seen on Alexis Bleidel, Jayde Nicole and First Lady Michelle Obama with this long 72" rope freshwater pearl strand. Only $175. This look is so versatile with lasting wearability. Wear it long, knotted, pinned back with a brooch or doubled up.
(From the Japan Times)
Ago Bay, Japan For decades, pearl farming took a toll on the local environment in Japan. Overproduction and pollution had destroyed many of the local marine inhabitants.
"There used to be all kinds of things in the bay-- swimming crabs, clams, sea bass, mozuku seaweed, and sea cucumbers," recalls 75 year old Akira Harajo. "But for 30 years now there have been almost no eels, and for 10 or 15 years there have been no Japanese littleneck clams. And it was us pearl farmers who polluted the bay."
Farmers have realized the detrimental effects caused by raw sewage piped directly into the waters. They can see the consequences in the depletion of marine life and in the direct impact it has to the pearl quality.
In theory pearl production is beneficial to the marine environment, except in the case of the farms in Ago Bay where the overproduction of oysters led to farmers growing too many oysters. Droppings and debris covered the sea floor and benthic organisms devoured this waste. The organisms used a huge amount of oxygen and caused hypoxia that killed many fish and other sea creatures.
In 2008, Japan embraced the national policy of satoumi, a term that refers to the coastal landscapes where humans play a beneficial role in the environment. Satoumi stems from 'sato' which means village and 'umi' which means sea.
"Coastal seas must have high biodiversity and productivity. The most important thing is to consider the sea a habitat." said Tetsuo Yanagi, who coined the term 'satoumi' in 1997.
To read more... http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/fe20100530a1.html
Today's outfit of the day features a breezy, yet elegant look that can go from the office to a day on the docks. Comfortable cotton chinos look effortlessly chic when paired with navy wedges. And our white South Sea Pearl & Diamond Necklace with matching South Sea Pearl & Diamond Earrings accentuates the flowing navy chiffon top. Anchors Away!
Here is our Chicken Coop. I designed it myself and built it with my brother and his friends. I've been really trying to learn how to do more woodworking so it was important to me to learn how to do it myself. We used some recycled pieces to keep cost down- boards found in the garage and on Craigslist, latches recycled from an old fence.
When she took the stage with U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for the announcement of her nomination to the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan wore one of her trademark pearl strands.
Kagan is the president's nominee to become the 112th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the first woman solicitor general, having been nominated by President Obama on January 26, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 2009.
If confirmed, she would become the fourth female justice in the Supreme Court's history, and the third on the current bench. She would also become the eighth Jewish justice in the Supreme Court's history, and the third on the current bench.
Finally, the pearl strand in which she is most often photographed is the simple single white pearl strand. Check out our gorgeous high-luster South Sea pearl strand and coordinating South Sea pearl drop earrings.
Embrace your inner rocker with spray-on tight, gem-encrusted mini dresses and edgy cut away detailed frocks. We paired some of our sexier jewelry pieces with a handful of sleek dresses. Platinum Art Deco 1ctw Earrings ,8.1 x 12.6mm Silver Tahitian Pearl Strand, .50ctw Diamond Ring, 1ctw Diamond Pave Hoops.
VIVA News reports: Indonesia's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Fadel Muhammad, has announced that Indonesia is now the No. 1 pearl producer worldwide, reaching 53 percent of the market.
Therefore, to improve the pearl's quality, the government will invite pearl experts to the country in an attempt to farm better even pearls.
Already, "the biggest pearl species found in the Philippines and Australia is from Lombok," Muhammad told VIVA News.
Lombok is famous in the pearl community for its gorgeous golden pearls. We have a few examples of South Sea golden pearls in stock:
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Writer Molly Fischer discusses the advantages of a pearl necklace to the census bureau:
The census bureau has discovered that people will speak most readily to a census-taker who looks similar to themselves. When it comes to counting the wily residents of the Upper East Side, this seems primarily to involve wearing a pearl necklace.
“On Park Avenue, sometimes you get a retiree or that person who has the pearls who can talk their way past a doorman,” New York regional census director Lester Farthing told The Times.
A native--someone conversant in the region's social codes and customs--is an asset, on not just in the "dusty border counties of South Texas" but on Park Avenue.
“We do not require you to wear pearls, but if you live locally, you will have access and be accepted,” reiterated Marilia A. Matos, the associate director for field operations.
A bold look for a powerful, confidant woman that is often seen on very successful women like Oprah, Nancy Pelosi and Cindy McCain: bold or contrasting pearl strands - or bold and contrasting strands! - that people would have to be blind to miss.
We've compiled some examples of the eye-catching use of big, colorful, complementary pearls by celebrities, including First Lady Michelle Obama - who naturally doesn't settle for simply bold or merely contrasting, but embraces both!
Check out our red-hot sale on select Tahitian pearl strands!