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Pearls in the news

From JCK Magazine
July 11, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
When Jeremy Shepherd, the CEO of, saw a strand of what he thought were supremely lustrous, richly hued, and uncommonly large 20 mm Tahitian keshi at Emiko Pearls’ booth...
June 25, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri talked sustainability in the cultured pearl sector on June 21 in Hong Kong as part of the Sustainable Pearls Forum. Cavalieri urged attendees to recognize a...
The Vault May 29, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Back to the FrontAs pearl brands continue to spread their fashion-forward message, Yoko London makes good on those claims in its Duet earrings, featuring two lustrous pearls that seesaw on long...
The Vault April 28, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Thank Heaven for Little PearlsPerhaps it’s because Hisano Shepherd is petite (she’s just 5 feet tall). Or maybe it’s that she’s ­married to founder Jeremy ­Shepherd, whose...
April 16, 2014
By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
British auction house Woolley & Wallis has denied media reports that it’s about to sell the world’s largest natural pearl—but notes that the specimen it’s selling is still pretty impressive, and...
Brilliant April 2, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Philanthropist Noreen Stonor Drexel, who passed away in 2012 at age 90, may be best remembered for her tireless work for the American Red Cross and other health organizations. But the Newport, R.I.,...
The Vault April 2, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
New Girl With a PearlThe “Girl With a Pearl Earring” painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has inspired many, ­including Lee Wiser McIntosh. The Atlanta-based ­jewelry maker and founder of...
The Way We Wore February 2, 2014
By Aubry D’Arminio
We all have one: a gorgeous, sentimental piece of ­jewelry given to us by someone special that just isn’t our style. Even the late Princess Diana. When the 20-year-old earl’s daughter married Prince...
The Vault November 5, 2013
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Fade Out, Fade InYou’ve seen it in hair color, nail polish, leg wear, and sapphires. Now, ombré—that trendy, shaded color style—is seeping into pearl jewelry.The nomenclature differs, depending...
November 5, 2013
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc., based in Providence, R.I., announced the winners of its 2013–14 International Pearl Design Contest today.Peter B. Bazar, president of the CPAA...
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