Stuller Inc., Lafayette, La., a supplier of mountings, findings, loose gems, and finished jewelry, has entered into a partnership to offer South Sea pearls (SSPs) from Paspaley, one of the oldest names in the Australian pearl business. Stuller’s distribution of Paspaley cultured SSPs to North American retailers commences this month, and merchandise is on view at the JCK Show in Las Vegas.
The Paspaley family has been farming SSPs since the 1930s, and their pearls have a reputation for consistency in both quality and supply. Stuller, which plans to offer retailers a range of price points, will carry Paspaley SSPs in sizes ranging from approximately 10 mm to 15 mm, in individual loose pearls, matched pairs, and strands, as well as a line of finished jewelry. The white, high-luster pearls will be sold in four quality categories—Statement (highest quality), Fine, Fashion, and Foundation.
More information about the Stuller/Paspaley pearl program will be in next month’s issue of JCK.