Well New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and you can feel the excitement in the air. It’s a time when you know exactly with whom you will be sharing your evening and with whom you’ll be mingling. Family and people you love to be with, as always, is the best choice, as it brings in the tone for the year ahead. You’ve worked out what your are wearing and you are ready to pop that bottle of champus before the clock strikes 12 midnight. The most popular colour, as ever, to bring in the New Year seems to be White. White is fresh and crisp and is a wonderful choice in your pearl jewellery too, as it goes with absolutely everything you might want to wear. We wish all our Julleen clients and everyone around the globe a stupendous 2014! Happy New Year!
Bring in January with our heavenly Long Pearl Earring with a lovely CZ for sparkle, called January. Or chose your flirty drop pearl earring as a little white pearl will illuminate your face and give you a fresh lift to start your night, or if you have a stunning pearl necklace like Blue Heaven, it will give you just the right light look to begin your night.
I find some really interesting articles in my monthly jewellers trade magazine and sometimes like share to articles here with you on my pearl jewellery blog. DNA fingerprinting and age dating of pearls is something very new and is now being used by Swiss researchers at SEEFand ETHZ in Zurich, who…(can you believe it!)….were able to recover minute amounts of DNA from a wide range of pearls.
Sampled pearls were from Australia the Persian Gulf and Indonesia and from French Polynesia. It’s a practically non destructive technique to extract DNA so as to preserve the commercial value of tested historic and modern pearls. I believe something like this will positively benefit any pearl business owner or wearer as it will help identify and authenticate pearls, once and for all. This will certainly reduce the likelihood of unscrupulous merchants who say their pearls are real when in fact for example they are just shell imitations. Finally they can pin point from where the pearls you are about to purchase were first harvested. I am all for this transparency as it will surely help the industry in a very positive way. If you’d like to see some real pearls we make here at Julleen – see these Necklace – Mainly Pearls. http://www.julleen.com/store/necklaces/mainly-pearls/