Caroline Savoie Joaillerie Trio of Shell Rings with Kasumiga Pearl, Golden Pearl and Tahitian Pearl Kasumiga pearls, Tahitian pearls and golden pearls make a magnificent trio of colors. The Kasumiga pearl is definitely my favorite. With its purplish orient and iridescent luster, it is simply sublime! An inspiration at any time! This irresistible mauve color is relatively new to freshwater pearl culture. Tahitian pearls offer darker and delicious colors. They come mainly from French Polynesia. My favorite oriental tone in Tahiti is undoubtedly the “Peacock”: several subtleties of colors are found there, going from green-blue to purple. The color of its lustre is as elegant as the plumage of the majestic Blue Peacock. Golden pearls (or Golden) have a velvety royal appearance. They are sublime balls of pure gold that come from the South Seas. They will take you off the beaten track. Alright, now, a basic little course on pearls: Pearls are made by pearl oysters. Once obtained by chance in nature, pearls are now cultured. The cultured pearl technique was developed by the Japanese at the beginning of the 20th century. After a period that varies from 2 to 5 years, the pearls can be harvested from the oysters. It is interesting to note that pearl oysters can be reused more than once. The more pearls the oyster has produced, the larger pearls it will produce. Pearls have been used in jewelry since ancient times. They were beautifully called Aphrodite’s tears. The value of pearls is determined by their shape (the more perfectly round, the more expensive they are), their brilliance, their size and their color. Brilliance (or luster) is the most important criteria for judging the quality of a pearl. Note that one should be careful with hand sanitizers and your pearl rings: it’s not a good combination! Pearls are fragile to chemicals like perfumes, cleaners, hand sanitizers, scented hand creams, etc. For the maintenance of your pearls and to help preserve the shine, the luster of your pearls, simply get into the habit of rubbing them very gently with a slightly damp soft cloth or a dry cloth with glasses (do not wet the necklaces pearls, as this tends to stretch the silk thread that threads your pearls). ”The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens” – Grace Kelly Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to own or offer a bespoke jewel, signed Caroline Savoie. Thank you and all the best !