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pretty pearls!
by: Anonymous

very pretty pearls...enjoy them!

Orient of Pearls
by: Anonymous

Hi Vanessa

these beautiful pearls with pink overtones look like they are Akoya salt water pearls - Akoya Pearls are Cultured Pearls.

Natural Pearls would be priceless and they exchange hands privately.


There are many conflicting definitions for the word "Orient" when used in connection with light and colour effects of pearls.
Gem schools like Gem A define "orient" as iridescence in pearls.

Walter Schumann in his book "Gemstones of the World" refers to "Iridescence" when used to describe the light effects on pearls.

Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) is a natural phenomena featuring a beautiful colourful light display when it hits the earth.
Iridescent light displays caused by either reflection, interference, or refraction when it hits a pearl is called - Orient.

I like the way Robert Wise describes Orient in his book:
"Secrets of the Gem Trade" 2003, p. 69.

"A fine pearl must have that subtle misty iridescence that connoisseurs call orient, a glow that seems to emanate from inside the pearl and cling to its "skin", light sunlight through an early morning fog."

The english poet Thomas Campion (12 February 1567 – 1 March 1620) described the visual effect of a pearl's "orient" best, romantic but so poignantly when he enthused:

"Looked like rosebuds fill'd with snow."

Yours pearls are gorgeous - do they display 'orient' in certain lighting conditions only? Also I love the pearl's overtones of pink and green.

And the sapphires on the clasp make this strand incredibly desirable. Sapphires are considered a cool gem and with the pearl that is born of water - a winning combination.



Yours,
Yvonne



Orient of Pearls
by: Anonymous

Hi Vanessa

these beautiful pearls with pink overtones look like they are Akoya salt water pearls - Akoya Pearls are Cultured Pearls.

Natural Pearls would be priceless and they exchange hands privately.


There are many conflicting definitions for the word "Orient" when used in connection with light and colour effects of pearls.
Gem schools like Gem A define "orient" as iridescence in pearls.

Walter Schumann in his book "Gemstones of the World" refers to "Iridescence" when used to describe the light effects on pearls.

Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) is a natural phenomena featuring a beautiful colourful light display when it hits the earth.
Iridescent light displays caused by either reflection, interference, or refraction when it hits a pearl is called - Orient.

I like the way Robert Wise describes Orient in his book:
"Secrets of the Gem Trade" 2003, p. 69.

"A fine pearl must have that subtle misty iridescence that connoisseurs call orient, a glow that seems to emanate from inside the pearl and cling to its "skin", light sunlight through an early morning fog."

The english poet Thomas Campion (12 February 1567 – 1 March 1620) described the visual effect of a pearl's "orient" best, romantic but so poignantly when he enthused:

"Looked like rosebuds fill'd with snow."

Yours pearls are gorgeous - do they display 'orient' in certain lighting conditions only? Also I love the pearl's overtones of pink and green.

And the sapphires on the clasp make this strand incredibly desirable. Sapphires are considered a cool gem and with the pearl that is born of water - a winning combination.



Yours,
Yvonne



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