SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire
PearlParadise.com is once again thrilled to have been selected for the official
Academy Awards(R) gift basket. This year the company will donate an 18-inch
baroque Tahitian pearl necklace to official gift basket recipients.
"We are very excited to participate in the 77th Academy Awards(R) Presenters
Gift Basket, said Jeremy Shepherd CEO of PearlParadise.com. A little over a year
ago I was visiting Tahiti on a buying trip. I first saw these fabulous baroque
pearls around the neck of a beautiful Tahitian woman in Papeete. I've seen
baroque pearls before, but these were something special. They had wonderful
turquoise and peacock overtones. It almost looked like they had absorbed some
exotic pigments from the Polynesian seas. With a little detective work, I was
able to track down the farm that grew them. It was on a remote island. I had to
get there by ship, but it was well worth the trip. Not only was the island the
most idyllic tropical paradise I had ever seen, but the pearls were the most
beautiful Tahitian pearls I had ever seen. I had been hoping that PearlParadise.com
would be selected for the Academy Awards(R) gift basket. The minute I saw the
pearls from this farm, I knew they would be the perfect gift for Hollywood's
highest achievers. I immediately bought that year's entire harvest while they
were still in oyster shells deep in the South Seas, so you might say these
pearls were grown especially for the Academy Awards(R). They are true classics.
I'm very happy that our pearls will add a little more glamour to what is already
the world's most glamorous night."
Valued at $3,200, the 18-inch necklace is comprised of naturally baroque
Tahitian pearls with multi-colored peacock overtones. The strand is graduated
from 8.0 to 10.00mm pearls. These pearls have a brilliant shine and a luster,
with very thick nacre. The iridescent overtones of these pearls are simply
breathtaking -- every pearl gleams an intense rainbow of natural hues. Each
pearl is individually double knotted on black silk. The necklace features a
solid 14 karat white gold ball with an elegant matte finish.
In business since 1997, PearlParadise.com sells all types of pearls from
Tahitians to South Sea pearls, to Akoya and round freshwater pearls at 14
websites around the world, including in Germany, France, the UK, and Italy.
Jeremy Shepherd GIA travels personally to pearl farms throughout Asia several
times a year to supervise both the nucleation (monitoring the quality of the
process) and harvest. He then selects the top two percent of the harvested
pearls for sale on PearlParadise.com websites. Because they buy directly from
the farms, and because they've eliminated costly retail outlets, PearlParadise.com
is able to offer superior quality pearls at prices up to 90% below retail prices.