Whether you found this blog via Twitter, Google, or through my business website, I give you the warmest welcome. I have written a general introductory post about this blog which you will be able to find here.
So this is the first post that I have assigned to the section 'Pearls', and it is solely going to be just full of introduction, description of what I do and how it works, and showing off some products as we currently have over 2oo on the website and there are more to be added.
Pearls of Sphere is my own personally ran business. I started it only May this year, after being a customer for a short period of time. Being
a 21 year old, it was the first time in my life that I had gone and done something for myself. And although it was scary and had a lot to grasp, it has been one of the most fun and interesting things I've ever done.
The people I've met, the lessons I've learnt, these are the things that I had to discover on my own, and despite feeling quite independent as I grew up, adult life is no where near as much fun as our child-selves believed. Just a special mention too, I would not have been able to come down this journey and continue on if it wasn't for my boyfriend and assistant, Nathan. I'm sure you will see him lots on this blog!
About the Pearls
Over on my website, I have a full page of information all about our pearls and oysters that we sell. But I realise that not many knew much actually about pearls, I certainly didn't when I first started out! Of course we had all heard of pearls before, but most of us only know it as a shiny, expensive round object that are made inside oysters, and nothing more other than the fact that a full necklace of them were worn only by the richest back in the day.
Most of that is true, and when I mentioned a pearl necklace, no doubt a picture of a long, stringed bead necklace full of perfectly round and white pearls hanging round a posh lady's delicate neck came to mind. But not many people know that there are many different types or species of pearls, and no matter what, they were and still are very likely to be cultured pearls.
What does that actually mean? It simply describes pearls that were produced in oysters due to a human interference. This is done because natural pearls are incredibly rare and difficult to find. The fact that most pearls sold today are cultured does not in any way decrease their value or their legitimacy; They are still real pearls regardless, and humans (a Japanese guy back in 1916 to be exact) had figured out a way to get the oyster to product a pearl rather than wait for it to naturally happen. And before you panic, no oysters are ever harmed during this process, and the 'farmers' at these oyster farms wait for the oysters to die naturally before harvesting them.
From earrings to necklaces to chokers to belly bars, there are over 200 products over on www.pearlsofsphere.com, making sure that there is always something that suits your tastes and budget. All products are guaranteed 925 sterling silver.
Cage pendants are very flexible and they can be a necklace on a regular chain, or it could go on a choker by replacing the chain or it could even go on our bangles like in the picture. They are beautiful little holders for the pearls and there is no better way to wear them and show them off but have them protected at the same time.
We also have a huge variety of charms which are designed to go on our charm bracelets via either a lobster clasp or a cuff for bangles. Charms range from animals to professions, and even celebratory charms for the special birthdays. I have a charm bracelet of my own and my favourite thing about them is that you are completely personalise it to tell your own story, exactly why thousands of girls - including me - are crazy about Pandora™ and their jewellery!
So after you have picked the jewellery for you, then you will have to go over to Facebook and find my page which is under the same name. Because every Friday at 8pm GMT I go ahead a do a live video on the page, and that, is where you will see an oyster of your choosing being opened live right in front of your eyes, so you can see what colour and size your pearl is. Every pearl that is harvested from an oyster is entirely unique, so no two pearls could ever be the same.
Me and Nathan also like to do a special event on the last Friday of every month, it will probably never be pearl related, but we like to have fun and enjoy ourselves with the audience. We also try and do games night sometimes, just to mix it up a little.
On this blog there will be continual updates on new stock and lots of information about pearls and my little business, come along and join the fun!
What do you think? Will we be seeing you on the page really soon?