Friday, December 01, 2017

Imperial Pearls

by Schmidt Jewelers
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The company, Deltah, began in 1893 when M.J. Karpeles established the nation's oldest firm specializing in fine simulated pearl jewelry. The business started producing fine quality simulated pearls and pearl jewelry. Deltah was purchased by L. Heller at the turn of the century. L. Heller & Son, Inc.

Imperial, which was founded by Joseph Gladstone in 1932 at a time of increased growth for the pearl industry, began operating in Chicago. This particular business specialized in importing and selling Japanese Cultured Pearls. Imperial became among the first to bring the valued Akoya pearls ...

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Monday, February 01, 2016

The Elegant Pearl

by Schmidt Jewelers
The Elegant Pearl Thousands of years ago, perhaps while foraging for food along an ancient seashore, an enterprising person first pried an oyster open. That person was undoubtedly surprised to find a beautiful pearl cradled inside the oyster’s delicious flesh. Unlike crystalline gems such as emeralds and rubies, which are hidden in pockets of the earth’s crust, pearls are precious gems formed inside the bodies of oysters and other mollusks.

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Monday, June 01, 2015

June Birthstone of the Month – Pearl

by Schmidt Jewelers
June Birthstone of the Month – Pearl Pearl1-83Those born during the month of June have one of the most coveted and desired gem as their birthstone, the pearl. It is also the anniversary stone for the 3rd and 30th year. The term pearl comes from the old French perle, originally from the Latin word for leg, perna, in reference to the shape of bivalves--clams, oysters and mussels

Considered the most feminine stone in the gem world, pearl is widely regarded as symbolic of chastity, modesty, and purity.

Pearls may occur in...

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