A question we get quite often is, "How do I measure the length of my pearl bracelet/strand?" The easiest answer is by measuring the total length of the strand from end to end, including the full length of the clasp on one side to the jump ring connecting to the "tongue," or part that is inserted into the clasp when fastened. Click the image below to zoom in on an example. The bracelet measures exactly 7.5 inches while the necklace/strand measures exactly 16 inches. But why is length rarely perfectly exact the way it always is with chains or other jewelry? A strand will rarely measure the exact indicated length. This is because no two pearls are alike; they are...
Continuing with the video series from the 2014 Pearl-Guide Ruckus in Palos Verdes, here is Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls giving a presentation about his life on a Tahitian pearl farm and about effecting change with sustainable pearl farming.
As promised, here is the first of several videos shot at the 2014 Pearl-Guide Ruckus held in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
Douglas McLaurin gives a fantastic overview of the Mexican pearl industry and specifically what impacts his pearl farm has on the environment.