Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pure Pearls Bracelet Review and Earring Giveaway

Hi Neighbors!

I recently received a beautiful freshwater pearl bracelet from Pure Pearls. Wait until you see the pictures! Pure Pearls carries a variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. I chose mine in Pink. I love it! So do my daughters. My oldest daughter has already borrowed it once. I like that you can use it with just about any outfit, casual or dressy. Pearls go with just about anything. My bracelet arrived with a GIA Graduate Prepared Certificate of Appraisal, and the bracelet is in a Signature Little Black Gift Box, Black velvet covering and creamy silk lining. Gorgeous! These I will be using for special dates with my husband.






From Pure Pearls:

"Freshwater Pearls are a sweet, smaller, and often more irregularly shaped type of pearl that can be grown in a number of different species of freshwater mussels.

A Freshwater pearl is produced when twenty or more tiny tissue grafts are implanted into the thick mantle of a living mussel. Depending on the species, different results will be produced. These outcomes can range from odd, crinkly-surfaced pearls, with a mid-level luster, in about the size of crisped rice. From the point when the injections are made, it takes between 2 and 6 years to produce the pearls, with each mussel producing up to 50 pearls.

Typically, though, freshwater pearls will form with a lower amount of organic material in their nacre than those which are created as a result of marine pearl oysters. This lacking in organic material allows the freshwater pearls to have a unique, glassy luster.

For those who love the look of pearls, but don’t enjoy the price tag, Freshwater pearls are the least expensive, while remaining attractive. They are especially desirable for rope freshwater pearl necklaces made of several strands which are twisted about each other or long opera-length strands.

Another advantage of Freshwater pearls is their innate durability, which naturally resists chipping, degeneration, and wear.

Freshwater pearls have been harvested in China for thousands of years. In fact, there is record of Chinese Freshwater pearl harvests dating back as far as 2206 BC. Since the discovery of the New World, the United States have also become a substantial source of Freshwater pearls, especially throughout the 19th century, when over-harvesting, and choking pollution caused the number of pearl-forming mussels to take a significant dive.

More recently, the Chinese have brought freshwater pearl farming to all new levels, creating pearls of much higher quality, making them quite comparable – in fact, almost indistinguishable – from their saltwater cousins. This is another favorable breakthrough for those who wish for beauty without the price tag, as it provides jewelry shoppers with a much more affordable alternative to the expensive saltwater pearls, but with little-to-no drop in quality or appearance. Freshwater pearl earrings have become very popular since the new farming technology was introduced.

The Japanese have also had a distinguished freshwater pearl farming history. In fact, Lake Biwa was once recognized worldwide for its high quality freshwater pearl production. However, by the time the 1970s hit, the Japanese had to bring pearl production to a complete stop, as Lake Biwa reached terrifying levels of pollution. The Japanese are now taking new steps to restart their freshwater pearl cultivation industry, and have been successful at producing beautifully large and unique pearls. However, due to the high prices of the Japanese freshwater pearls, they have remained a niche market exclusively for collectors."

Obviously Pure Pearls has more than just the fresh water pearls, but that is what I am concentrating on as that is what I received. If you are looking for other types of pearls you still need to check them out. Pure Pearls was great to work with. This would make a beautiful gift.

Pure Pearls is giving the winner of this giveaway a set of freshwater pearl earrings. (6.0-7.0mm, AA+ Quality (button-shapes) in any color- white, pink, lavender or black in their choice of 14K white or yellow gold posts and backs) These would be really nice to wear with holiday events coming up or as a gift for a special someone.



Mandatory Entry: Visit Pure Pearls and then in a comment tell me which earrings you would choose if you win. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 10/6 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. In a comment tell me what other item you like at Pure Pearls. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Freshwater Pearl Bracelet for review purposes. All quotes are from the Pure Pearls website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

95 comments:

suburban prep said...

I love pearls.
I really like the White Freshwater Pearl Dangle Earrings.

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redfuzzycow said...

i would choose the black pearl earrings

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rubynreba said...

I would choose the pink pearl earrings in white gold
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Email subscriber
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rubynreba said...

Another item I like is the multi color freshwater pearl tin cup necklace
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traci smith said...

i am a neighbor

traci smith said...

i am a subscriber

traci smith said...

i would love to have the Black Tahitian Baroque Pearl Lariat Necklace, 9.0-10.0mm / 10.0-11.0mm

Tracy R said...

I would really love to have the white ones with yellow gold posts.

Tracy R said...

This is another item that I like on Pure Pearls. freshwater-pearl-bracelet-7-5-7-0-8-0mm-aa-or-aaa-multi

Melissa R. said...

I would love to get one of the black freshwater pearls studs. So beautiful!


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Joshlin said...

I would love to try the black pearl studs! They look so exotic!
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Joshlin said...

I am a follower.
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Joshlin said...

I am a pearl loving kind of person, so it is hard to choose one thing I like. I do love the White South Sea Pearl Solitaire Gold Omega Necklace though!
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Busy Working Mama said...

I'd love their black pearl earrings to match a necklace I have. aleksa91 hotmail

Busy Working Mama said...

GFC follower already

heartnsoulcooking said...

I LIKE the White Freshwater Drop Pearl and Aquamarine Earrings, 8.0-9.0mm.
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heartnsoulcooking said...

Another item I LOVE are the White South Sea Pearl and Diamond Anniversary Ring, 10.0-11.0mm
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Patricia said...

I would pick the Lavender Freshwater Pearl Earrings, 6.0-7.0mm

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Patricia said...

I also love the White Freshwater Pearl and Pink Sapphire Pendant, 9.0-10.0mm

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Lynda Del. said...

I'd choose the Pink Freshwater Pearl Earrings.
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Lynda Del. said...

I also really like the the Black Tahitian Baroque Pearl Lariat Necklace.
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Lynda Del. said...

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Lynda Del. said...

1- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/09/pure-pearls-giveaway.html

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Lynda Del. said...

2- I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/09/pure-pearls-giveaway.html

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Joshlin said...

I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/09/saturdays-giveaways_25.html
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meeyeehere said...

I would like the pink pearls very much!! I have always wanted to own pearls!!!
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meeyeehere said...

I am a follower as always
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meeyeehere said...

http://www.purepearls.com/round-tahitian-pearl-necklace-18-inch-8-5-10-93mm-aa-aa-quality.html
this pearl necklace in its many beautiful shades and colors would be something for me just to dream about.It's a nice dream.
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meeyeehere said...

I am already an email subscriber as well
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meeyeehere said...

http://twitter.com/meeyeehere/status/25513423802
I tweeted
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meeyeehere said...

http://meeyeehere.blogspot.com/2010/09/pearl-giveaway.html
I blogged it too

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blogged 2
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Annesphamily said...

I like pearls plain and simple but the pink freshwater earrings are sweet.

Annesphamily said...

I am a follower and posted your button.

ShirleyC said...

I love the lavendar freshwater pearl earrings.

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ShirleyC said...

I am a follower of your blog. Glad to find you.

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ShirleyC said...

I left a comment on the Zhu Zhu review post. I hope I'm doing this right.

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TruthHole said...

White pearls with white gold post

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TruthHole said...

I'm following still

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TruthHole said...

I am still a subscriber also

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TruthHole said...

Golden South Sea Round Pearl Necklace,is expensive and pretty.My wife would be drop dead hot wearing this

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D.Calvert said...

I love the Black Pearl Studs!
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Another item i like is the multi-coloured pearl necklace

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Belinda M said...

I would choose the Black Freshwater Pearl Earrings, 9.0-10.0mm

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Belinda M said...

I like the Black Akoya Pearl and Diamond Spark Pendant too


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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Jaime said...

I would pick the Lavender in white gold
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Jaime said...

I also like the Unique One of a Kind Golden South Sea Baroque Pearl Necklace
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dyxymom said...

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D.Calvert said...

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Jolynn_Reads said...

my fav is the Freshwater Drop Pearl Aquamarine Earrings.
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Mom2anutball said...

I would choose the Black Freshwater Pearl Earrings, 7.0-8.0mm if I won!

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I also like the Black Tahitian Drop Pearl Necklace!

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LAMusing said...

Love the black Pearl earrings!
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I also like the Black Tahitian Baroque Pearl Tin Cup Necklace, Sterling Silver 9.0-10.0mm Black Tahitian Baroque Pearl Tin Cup Necklace, Sterling Silver 9.0-10.0mm
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Norma said...

I'd choose the classic white with white gold
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Norma said...

I like the White Freshwater Pearls rope necklace!
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Jessica said...

I would choose white pearl earrings with white gold backs
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Jessica said...

I also like the Black Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Heart Pendant, 8.0-9.0mm
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Jessica said...

I tweeted
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jenijewel said...

Freshwater pearls come in a wide variety of body colors: white, pink, orange, yellow, lavender, gray…

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