Top Bridal Trends from NYFW Bridal Week

New York was abuzz with romance and innovation during New York Fashion Week’s Bridal Week in early October. For brides finally getting to celebrate in-person nuptials, there is a wealth of beauty and great design to choose from. Selecting the perfect jewelry for such exquisite gowns can be a delight, especially in the midst of…

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Designer Profile: Angela Cummings for Assael Pearls

Angela Cummings is recognized by jewelry historians, curators and collectors alike as one of the most important fine jewelry designers of the modern age — and a star in the pantheon of women jewelry designers. Throughout her 50+ year career, her extraordinary jewelry has reflected her love of nature, as well as the three-dimensional art…

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A Pearl Legend – New Mini-Doc “Assael Revealed” Celebrates the Legacy of Salvador Assael

An all-new documentary style short film entitled Assael Revealed now celebrates the unique and unparalleled history of Assael, the beloved New York brand of magnificent pearls and responsibly sourced coral. Touted by the The New York Times as “a titan of the cultured pearl business,” the brand’s founder Salvador Assael had an unmatched passion for…

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What Are Keshi Pearls & How to Wear Them

Of the many types of pearls, the brightest luster comes from the Keshi Pearl. Beloved for their organic silhouettes and their incredibly high luster, Keshi Pearls are often used by jewelry designers to make unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out from the crowd and become wearable expressions of one’s individuality.  Keshis also create distinctive strands…

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A Brief History of Tahitian Pearls

The beautiful and exotic Tahitian Pearl has a relatively short history. Not that oysters were not naturally producing a few rare dark pearls, but the oyster producing them, the Pinctada Margaritfera, was originally more prized for its unique colors of mother-of-pearl, that glistening substance lining the shell of the oyster. The Tahitian Pearl as we…

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