November 17, 2011
Pearls have been around for thousands of years, and like diamonds, there are some very old and significant pearls in the world. These include:
The Abernathy Pearl
This 44-grain freshwater pearl was found in Scotland in the River Tay in 1967. The Scottish often refer to this pearl as ‘Little Willie’.
The Arco Valley Pearl
This pink and brown pearl dates back to the 11th Century and was supposedly a gift from Marco Polo to Khubilai Khan, the emperor of China. This pearl is an impressive 2301 grains. The pearl gets it’s name from the aristocratic Austrian family it was owned by during the 20th century.
The Hope Pearl
The Hope Pearl is one of the most famous salt water pearls. It is so named because it was owned my Henry Philip Hope, who is also recognized for owning the Hope Diamond. This pearl is gold and white and weighs 1,800 grains. It is currently residing in the British Museum of Natural History. Go and take a look at this amazing pearl.
There are many other notable pearls out there, so keep your ears open for news of them.
Pearl-Guide.com. (2011). Famous Natural Pearls. [Online]. (URL http://www.pearl-guide.com/famous-pearls.shtml). (Accessed 17 November 2011).
Internet Stones.com. (2006). The Arco Valley Pearl. [Online]. (URL http://www.internetstones.com/arco-valley-pearl-genghis-kublai-khan-marco-polo-575-carat-natural-saltwater-pearl.html). (Accessed 17 November 2011).
Anderson, K. (2008). Scottish Pearls. [Online]. (URL http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/scottish-pearls.html). (Accessed 17 November 2011).
Posted: November 17, 2011 12:01 PM
August 24, 2010
Mai Pearls features at The Wedding Community Blog!
We were all very excited to see the designer and founder of Mai Pearls, Henrietta Askew, been interviewed by The Wedding Community Blog!
In the interview Henrietta has shared the history of Mai Pearls, its vision and even her favourite jewellery piece! It was great to tell them a bit more about who we are, the blog is a great source of information for brides and events organisers.
Moreover, we have shared the vision of fairness in business. Mai Pearls is really glad that it supports local communities in China, especially through paying fair wages to the women who work with us.
The best of all is that fairness does not imply higher prices. In fact, everyone wins because Mai Pearls still provides quality jewellery and genuine pearls at affordable prices.
Posted: August 24, 2010 10:54 AM
March 24, 2010
Chat, chat, chat
We are so excited here in the Mai Pearls office as Marvellous Monica has just taken on the social media side of Mai Pearls. She is putting together a totally fabulous facebook page and twitter account so that all you pearl-acholics can join our group page and follow us in the drama that is Mai Pearls. But when can we sign up, I can hear you asking. Both groups should be launched at some point next week - I will of course let you know as soon as we "go live"!
Posted: March 24, 2010 12:23 PM
March 19, 2010
According to Vogue, white is the colour for this spring summer. Rediscover the power of head-to-toe white. Flawlessly chic - this is pure, unadulterated style. When you are clothed entirely in white, do not forget to accessorise wisely with what other than some white freshwater pearls!
Posted: March 19, 2010 11:21 AM
February 17, 2010
Vogue suggests that we "rediscover the power of head-to-toe white. Flawlessly chic - this is pure, unadulterated style. Granted, white is a perennial summer favourite, but if this classic non-colour doesn't at first excite, then find comfort in the fact that this season's fun is to be had with shape, form and fabric. Spring's white parade comprises prairie styles, architectural shifts and sweet macrame slips, in addition to a host of slouchy tailoring. In addition, the collections usher in a whole new wave of shirt dressing, from frilled and flamboyant to stiff and starched." Why not complete your white look with accessories such as these gorgous white pearl stud earrings, starting from just £11.99.
Posted: February 17, 2010 03:49 PM