According to the Smithsonian, the Hope diamond was formed more than a billion years ago, 90 miles below the Earth’s surface. It was brought to the surface by a volcanic eruption and was discovered in the 17th century in a mine in Golconda, India. In 1668, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, a French gem merchant, sold the [...]
I guess it’s all about pearls for me in August since it’s all I talk about. Well, actually, I read in the newspaper today (alright, gossip column that is) that Paris Hilton’s boyfriend bought her a strand of Tahitian black pearl necklace retailed for $130,000 while on holidays in Bora Bora. She wore it with her pink [...]
So, I went to Hawaii last week, it was for pleasure but I couldn’t help noticing the pearls jewelry everywhere. It’s all about pearls in Hawaii, I guess it’s only normal as it’s part of the Polynesia where pearls is very accessible. Here’s a picture of the Waikiki beach I took from my hotel [...]
Although I totally got sea sick, it was well worth it. It is a once in a life time experience for me to swim with dophins and see many big old sea turtles at once. I know you can barely see but I am the one on the left hand top. It’s [...]
Maui island doesn’t have as many tourists and is harder to get around when you don’t have a rental car. I don’t go anywhere without my pearl necklace, earrings and bracelets. They are very reasonbly priced and versitile. This town is not big at all and I easily find a [...]
On top of a vocano in Maui. Crazy wind = crazy hair Sea shells and pearls are very accessible for Hawaiian, not only I see sea shell and pearl jewelry everywhere, I also find that they use every part of the oysters and pearls to make different things. This is a seashell [...]
Recently this old journalist friend of mine found this blog and sent me this article from The Vancouver Sun that he did for me 6 years ago when I was working for a diamond house in Vancouver.