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How do you grade a pearl?

Pearl grading can be as simple or as complex as you wish to make it. The real beauty of a pearl is in the eye of the beholder. Here at Pearl Wholesaler we feel that simple is better and let the pearl speak for itself! We want to let you decide on […]

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What are ‘Broome Pearls’?

The term ‘Broome pearl’ refers to a pearl produced in Broome, Western Australia. Broome has long been viewed as Australia’s home of Pearling and is steeped in pearling history. These days a ‘Broome Pearl’ is not necessarily grown in the waters off Broome. Broome Pearls are pearls grown in the […]

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What is a Cultured Pearl?

Pearls are formed inside the shell of certain molluscs as a defence mechanism. This protects them against a potentially threatening irritant such as a parasite inside its shell, or an attack from outside from injuring the mantle tissue. A cultured pearl is formed with human intervention; an irritant is synthetically […]

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What is in a length?

There is a special vocabulary used to describe the length of pearl necklaces. While most other necklaces are simply referred to by their physical measurement, pearl necklaces are named by how low they hang when worn around the neck. A collar, measuring 10 to 13 inches or 25 to 33 […]

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While we’re at it

Did you know that June is the month of the Pearl. For thousands of years saltwater pearls have been ‘hunted’ by divers around the world. The modern cultured pearling process now make this revered gem more accesible to you and I. Is your special someone born in the month of the […]

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What can make a Pearl ?

Did you know that almost all species of shelled molluscs are capable of producing pearls? Yes even the humble edible oyster will commonly produce a natural pearl. Whilst these ‘pearls’ are formed through the same mechanism as the Australian South Sea Cultured pearl it is the colour and quality of […]

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