Sunday, March 21

Palawan Princess


Meet the "Palawan Princess," a five-pound (or 2.27 kg), 11,339-carat blister pearl found off the coast of the Philippines. It has been valued at between $300,000 and $400,000. It is the second largest non-nacreous pearl discovered so far. It originates from a Giant Clam species.

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© Bonhams

Tuesday, March 9

Ugly pearls

The most common view is that pearls in your jewellery should be prettily round, white, and flawless. If you bother to look at the prevailing pearl grading scales, pearls that do not look as if they have just undergone a major facelift/Botox injection procedure or do not roll in the straight line when dropped onto a smooth surface, do not stand a chance.


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