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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More