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Winter SALE coming soon!

Winter SALE coming soon!

HOLIDAY SALE STARTS NOVEMBER 24th!

We're starting the Holiday Sale a little earlier this year. 
We're busy creating and uploading lots of new designs.
There will be something for every style. 
Want something custom?
Feel free to email us:
kojimapearl@gmail.com

For more than two decades we've been working
with the best pearls the world has to offer.

Still feeling honored to be doing what we love. 
Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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rosebud Tahitian pearls .. the nacreous aliens among us

rosebud Tahitian pearls .. the nacreous aliens among us

Recently I made a strand of what I called “rosebud tahitian” pearls. The surface of these pearls is dotted with small keshi pearls that grew on the surface of the pearl while still in the shell. The texture is something not often seen in ocean pearls… and I was quite pleased with the way this necklace came together!  The term “rosebud pearl” is most often used to describe Chinese fresh water pearls or natural American fresh water pearls, but I felt that these pearls held the same feeling and thus a new category of pearls landed among us. The natural color Tahitian pearls in this piece ranged in size from 14-17mm!
Here are a few photos of the necklace which has sold.
Stay tuned.. we are working with a fresh lot of these unique pearls now!
If you are not reading new posts on www.pearl-guide.com…
you are missing out on the ever widening world of pearls.
Here is a link to a thread about rosebud tahitian pearls

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HOME FROM ASIA, HALF AWAKE, AND HEADLONG INTO PEARLS!

HOME FROM ASIA, HALF AWAKE, AND HEADLONG INTO PEARLS!

We enjoyed lovely weather in Tokyo for a few days, even managed to take in an antiques market where I became obsessed with these old pairs of shells, delicately painted on the inside. From what I understand they were used in a sort of memory game played by Japanese nobility (before, the internet, when people had SO much more patience). There would be a hundred or so pairs on the table and the player would identify the subtle changes in color of the top of the shell and it’s shape, checking to see if it was a perfect match by it’s fit and matching painting inside. We strolled through some beautiful parks, and before long we were on our way to Hong Kong through blue skies with a gorgeous clear view of Mt. Fuji!
Hong Kong was far from relaxing, but always fun and full of inspiration just the same. I shopped my eyes crossed for days on end. Night and day… Hong Kong is buzzing.. it never ends! I was too busy to take photos of pearls but I promise little by little they will all make their debut in front of the camera.

So here is a sneak peek into our whirlwind of uploads in preparation for our upcoming sale. I’m really excited about this season, we have so many great pearls to work with and a FANTASTIC TEAM OF SUPERHEROES HERE.. enjoying the music and creativity and laughter.. Thank you and stay tuned!

(p.s. if you haven’t done so already , make sure to sign up for the newsletters to receive the coupon code and dates for our sales.)

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THANKSGIVING SHOW !

THANKSGIVING SHOW !

We will exhibiting as PACIFIC PEARLS in the “trade room” at the Intergem Show
San Mateo County Expo Center
Friday, 28 Nov 2014 noon to 6pm
Saturday, 29 Nov 10am to 6pm
Sunday, 30 Nov 11am to 5pm,
in the wholesale section (booth numbers vary).
We hope to see you there! Sarah and Fuji.
(please bring cookies and fresh fruit, in exchange for a rendition of my favorite joke, and deep discounts on pearls)

We have new tassel earrings!

Rare pearls from Mexico’s only pearl farm in the Sea of Cortez,

gold rings with unusual pearls,

great gift necklaces,
great gift necklaces you should keep for yourself, 

lots of new sterling silver one of a kind rings, and more pearly wonders to be thankful for.

 

 

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Pearls from farm to YOU!

Pearls from farm to YOU!

This year’s 5th Annual Pearl-Guide Ruckus was the biggest and best yet! Over 30 pearl enthusiasts came from all over the county. We spent the weekend in a mansion on the cliffs of Palos Verdes, talking about pearls, listening to presentations, eating amazing food, admiring the view, giggling in the pool, and talking more about pearls. All the thanks for this weekend go to Jeremy and Hisano Shepherd of Pearl Paradise, and their amazing team. This year we focused on pearls and the environment… it was a joy both to listen and learn, and to be in the presence of people who genuinely value sustainable in pearl production.

I was honored to be a part of a panel discussion on pearls at this year’s annual Pearl Ruckus, hosted by the generous Pearl Paradise crew. Myself,  Jeremy Shepherd of PearlParadise.com , Josh Humbert of Kamokapearls.com , Douglas McLaurin of www.perlas.com.mx/en/ .

Blaire Beavers, a true pearl expert, gave a wonderful presentation on pearls with a focus on nacre growth and, of course, an amazing array of pearl photos she has taken over her career in the gem industry.
Click the photo below to hear the presentation given by Douglas McLaurin of Mexico’s only pearl farm (the Sea of Cortez pearls we feature in our jewelry) about
“Pearls & the Environment.” IT’S FASCINATING! TRULY A MUST SEE!
From farm to table, to light box, to a Summer afternoon in the park, more than a half kilo of natural color Tahitian keshi pearls are ready to pick! Online now in necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Parcels like this do not come around very often and I was overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with them.
If you’re going to be in the area, please come visit us at the San Mateo County Event Center for the Gem Show – September 5th-7th.
We will be exhibiting as Pacific Pearls in the Trade Room.
The hours are: Friday 12-6 / Saturday 10-6 / Sunday 11-5
For more information: http://www.intergem.com/shows/upcoming-shows/san-mateo-ca-september-5-7
If you are traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area, please feel free to make an appointment to meet us and view our pearls at our downtown San Rafael studio.

Thank you all for your continued support and appreciation of our ever-evolving world of pearls.

With warmest regards,

Sarah Canizzaro and the Kojimapearl team.

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Not your grandma’s pearls… but we have those too!