Combining cultured pearls with coloured gems offers many benefits. It not only allows jewellers to make one-of-a-kind pieces and expand their jewellery lines, but also helps them add contrast to their coloured gem jewellery while making it more affordable.
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., has made Sir Zoltan David’s 2016 American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Award-winning necklace, ‘Iris,’ the centrepiece of the new moonstone collection in the Feldspar Exhibit.
Though the Cloud might seem a far away and unrelated subject when it comes to the jewellery industry, I would suggest the power of this non-weather related technology is starting to push CAD into a new phase of commerce.
Many precious gemstones and metals are found in the depths of the Earth. Pearls however, are one of nature’s greatest and oldest miracles; they arise in perfect form from the bottom of the deep sea from within oysters.