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So far Miranda Raw has created 13 blog entries.

A jeweller’s guide to pearl care

Here's a little advice as to how to care for the pearls in your shop, and how to advise your customer to look after their purchase. Pearl care advice for you, the jeweller Do not wet: Pearls are of course cultured in water so water does not in itself damage pearls, however once strung for [...]

A jeweller’s guide to pearl care2016-11-30T14:27:33+00:00

IJL show specials – pearl jewellery

Raw Pearls is delighted to announce it’s two stunning and elegant ‘Show Specials’ for IJL 2016. After seeing high demand this year for larger necklaces, the company has carefully hand-selected it’s dramatic, show-stopping, large nucleated freshwater pearl necklace range which comprise round and semi-round shapes, both of which have proved to be extremely popular in [...]

IJL show specials – pearl jewellery2016-12-14T12:02:09+00:00

Donating a small pearl for a big cause

The National Association of Jewellers has announced the its’ winners for the Childline charm competition. Dower & Hall’s ‘Wrapped in Love’ charm celebrates the fantastic work of the Childline charity which celebrates it's 30th birthday this year. Raw Pearls is delighted to have supported this unique competition with the donation of the pearl for this [...]

Donating a small pearl for a big cause2016-12-14T12:02:09+00:00

The challenge of rising pearl prices

Raw Pearls director Miranda Raw on the challenge of rising pearl prices According to research by the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, the value of pearls has risen by a staggering 369% in the past decade due to strong demand. But it has only been in recent years that customer opinion of pearls has [...]

The challenge of rising pearl prices2016-12-14T12:02:09+00:00

Raw Pearls reveals IJL best-sellers

Pearl trade supplier Raw Pearls has confirmed its latest best-sellers following the recent International Jewellery London (IJL) show. According to Raw Pearls, there were six standout products from its ranges that performed particularly well at the tradeshow, which took place from September 6-8 at London Olympia. Necklaces were the most popular item with three [...]

Raw Pearls reveals IJL best-sellers2016-12-14T12:02:09+00:00

Retail Jeweller report on Raw Pearls at IJL

Pearl distributor and brand Raw Pearls hailed its debut appearance at International Jewellery London (IJL) as a resounding success. Established in 1980, this was the first time Raw Pearls had exhibited at IJL and the brand said it had a fantastic show with lots of interest in its feature product with an interchangeable neck [...]

Retail Jeweller report on Raw Pearls at IJL2016-12-14T12:02:09+00:00

Traceability of pearls from farm to consumer

Great update in the Journal of Gemmology last year. This article reviews various methods that could be used to determine the geographic origin of cultured pearls, potentially allowing a consumer to trace them back to the farm. Chemical marking using different substances is possible due to the porosity of the nucleus and nacre. It is also possible to [...]

Traceability of pearls from farm to consumer2016-12-14T12:02:09+00:00

Should I stock Freshwater or Akoya pearls?

Should I stock Freshwater or Akoya pearls? The short answer is that you may wish to stock one or both… akoya tends to be sold at a higher price point, freshwater (or river pearl) at a lower price point… in these times of austerity some of our customers are stocking a very high quality, [...]

Should I stock Freshwater or Akoya pearls?2016-12-14T12:02:10+00:00

Tips on how to display pearls in your jewellery shop

So, you’ve met us… you’ve bought from us… and now you’re wondering how you’re going to sell your pearls. Here are our tips for displaying your pearls to sell them, and to protect them while they are in your shop. Some key information Pearls that have been bleached (and this is most of the [...]

Tips on how to display pearls in your jewellery shop2016-12-14T12:02:10+00:00