The pearl and the environment form the simplest and most fragile equations ever. Simple because one relies on the other and the other way around. Fragile because without a healthy environment, there is no nice pearl. Nevertheless this natural biotope become weaker because of the culture of several hundred-thousands pearl oysters stock in the pearl farm’s stations close to each other which increases the threat risk. Yet the perfect harmony between
Robert Wan never hid his admiration for the beauty neither the joy he feels when his most beautiful creations are around the neck of women worldwide. But he also wanted to make sure to pay tribute to the most beautiful pearls. With this objective in mind, he created two different product ranges : Connoisseur and Choker by Robert Wan. These ranges were launched with a unique and very strict leitmotiv which was a combination of perfection and timeles
1973 was the year of the first oil crisis. the Kippur war, the coup in Chile, the Peron return in Argentina, the World Trade Centre and the Sydney Opera House official openings, the first visit of a Soviet leader in the United States since 1917, the Papua-New guinea autonomy, the right to vote for Australian Aborigines, the cease-fire in Vietnam, Suharto’s re-election in Indonesia, the declaration of the Afghanistan republic, the entry in the CEE
Developing or buying pearl farms at the other side of the world was pure insanity, so was it. However it was also a question of business management and vision. Robert Wan had his idea on how doing business but more than anything he was a visionary. Only five years after the creation of « Tahiti Perles » he decided to fight weather uncertainties, sanitary threats and risky economical situations, to get rid of the small scale production method for
The mother of pearl. It is an exceptional substance which name is often given in the atolls to the pearl oysters which are giving birth to the pearls. However it’s not that, neither it is the shell protecting its mollusc.The nacre or mother of pearl is rare and discreet as it is only the substance covering the inside of the thick protecting shell. This substance is made of thin slices of calcium carbonate (aragonite) which are linked by a living
The pearl is the only recognized gem coming from a living organism, an odd mollusk named Pinctada Margaritifera (Cumingi species), that is unique to French Polynesia’s lagoons. Harvesting a pearl is the accomplishment of a totally natural process but the pearl is also the only gem Man can reproduce without changing its classification. Indeed despite Man’s intervention, the cultured pearl does not belong to synthetic gems.
In an interview released almost twenty years ago in an American magazine, Robert Wan explained his history or what is more his link with the oyster pearl framing and its miracle result : the pearl. During this interview some very specific words were naturally coming when referring to this characters’ soul who accompanied the beginnings of the Tahitian cultured pearl with about ten other pioneers. Unlike many other South Seas adventurers, he never
The spectacular “Ensó” This unique piece has been called after the “ENSÓ” symbol that symbolizes absolute enlightment, strength and elegance. Discover this amazing three-strand detachable necklace, created with 18 cascading Peacock Tahitian pearls, and 101 carats of brilliant diamonds.
Whoever said diamonds were a girl’s best friend ever had the opportunity to admire Robert Wan’s exceptional Enso necklace. The Maison is successfully bringing the power of pearls back into the mainstream with its latest exceptional three-strand creation, which features 18 spectacular Peacock Tahitian pearls alongside 101 carats of dazzling, brilliant-cut diamonds. “My hope is this necklace will exude a similar feeling to the wearer as it does
Robert Wan, renowned as the Emperor of Pearls and founder of the Robert Wan Group, has partnered with iFREE GROUP to further strengthen his company’s existing operations and their brand-building initiatives.
Appreciate that imperfect pearls are also beautiful and captivating and that they are not what they are made out to be. With enough creativity, they can accessorise, complement and highlight the normal pearls and jewellery as they are competitively priced and therefore very much affordable thus widening your collection and choice for pearls necklaces and earrings. There is currently a shift in attitudes surrounding jewellery where imperfectness an
Take a trip down memory lane to learn about how pearls fit into history. Relive the wager between Marc Anthony and Cleopatra and when Christopher Columbus - traded with the native Indians for their pearls. Feel the tension between religious and secular forces in Europe and between the aspirations and needs of the haves and have nots.
Humans through the ages have always been captivated and feel connected with nature. Understand the reasons behind this infatuation and bond. Discover that this feeling is as old as nature and us humans. Such feelings are nothing new for most religions and philosophies testify to this in one-way shape or form. We are a part of nature as nature is part of us. Pearls are a classic gift from nature. It is the most natural of all gemstones and it is
Learn that no other gems can claim to be as sustainable as pearls are. Owning a Tahitian pearl is an investment into the sustainability of our environment. It is a commitment to be environmentally responsible and shows concern and support to an industry that prioritises sustainability. Compared to fishing and other agricultural activities, pearl farming is one of the most environmentally friendly activities where a lot of research and development a
The best pearls can only be produced under the most perfect of conditions. Robert Wan black Tahitian pearls are produced in the Tuamotu Gambier atoll with the same pristine and natural conditions when he first bought it in 1961. His pearls are also unique, so much so that in 1976, the Gemological Institute of America officially recognised the natural colour of Tahitian pearl and In 1988, the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) adopted the standar
After three years’ rearing in the pearl farm, the oysters are ready for grafting. Before the operation, they are deprived of food for a few days in order to slow their metabolism and so lessen the risk of the graft being rejected.
Marco Polo described him as the « Pearl Pig ». While sailing back from China around 1290, Marco Polo paid visit to the kingdom of Malabar on the west coast of India. He was taken aback by the costumes worn by the king who, in addition to a dazzling necklace of 104 white pearls of unheard of size and splendor, even wore pearl ankle bracelets and toe rings.
It became widely accepted that contrary to popular belief of the time, a pearl did not in fact grow from a droplet of rain or dew.Initially, certain theorists believed pearls to be eggs.That the oyster had failed to expel and which had become attached to the shell...
Light passing through a transparent prism breaks down into six colors visible to the human eye. The prism systematically breaks down the different wavelengths of white light in the same way, resulting in the perception of six distinct colors.
In 2019, the global jewellery industry is estimated to be worth about USD 230 billion whilst it’s growth rate was estimated to be about 3.7%. The Asia Pacific is a key market as it has the highest growth globally then. Collectively, the US and Europe however remained it’s highest spenders. The leading jewellery individual markets are China, USA, India, Japan and Russia. The growth can be largely attributable to the internet that helped increase
Natural pearls have fingerprint-like surface ridges on them As such, they are not identical nor are they perfectly spherical. Fake pearls look perfectly identical and have machined smooth surfaces. Real pearls have an overtone colour that are very vibrant, bright and lustrous whereas fake pearls have a somewhat milky, faded and unnatural look to it. The counterfeit industry has taken over the globe to become a more than $500 billion industry...
Produced in low volume and known as black pearls, they are highly valued because of their rarity; so much so that it has the honored distinction of being the only “naturally black” pearl found in existence. In common with most sea pearls, the oyster can only be nucleated with one pearl at a time. Tahitian pearls are famous around the world for their enormous size, rainbow-shaming range of colors, amazing radiance and lustre and for the fact tha
The age of female empowerment has dawned on us and will continue to spearhead the path of gender equality for years to come. Over the past decades, the world has witnessed the rise of female leaders and trend setters in almost all aspects and walks of life. For example, there are now more women in the US Congress; women are getting more challenging, deeper and meaningful roles in the film industry. Regardless of the role they play, women are increa
Egyptians were said to start the tradition of engagement rings. Made out of braided reeds, they believed that the circular shape of the ring symbolizes eternity. Rings were exchanged between the bride and groom and were always worn on the left hand ring finger; a vein apparently ran from there all the way to the heart. Meanwhile, to the ancient women of Rome, engagement rings signified a business contract or an affirmation of mutual love and obedi