Friday, October 28, 2016

The only thing constant is chang

Mikimoto and Assouline celebrated their new book, “The Pearl Necklace,” on Wednesday with an intimate party at Omar’s. Parker Posey compared her pearls with Allison Sarofim’s.

“The only thing constant is change. The pearl is the manifestation of a change and beauty,” Posey said.

Meanwhile, guests including Cynthia Rowley, Nolan Funk, Michele Hicks and Zuleikha Robinson were awestruck over the strand of pearls that Joe DiMaggio gave to Marilyn Monroe, which was on display.

Honoured for her amazing career and achievements

Helen Mirren has made another stunning appearance on the red carpet, this time at the Elle Women In Hollywood awards where she was honoured for her amazing career and achievements.

The Dame put her best foot forward in a gorgeous ankle-length black dress complete with black heels, pearls and a splash of red lipstick to finish off the look.

separate ourselves from being lumped in with the Tahitian 'black pearls'

THE local pearl industry has created history by being included in the World Jewellery Confederation's publication — The Pearl Book — for the first time.

The publication, a product of the World Jewellery Confederation or CBIJO is a record of all the accepted trade practices solely produced to protect consumer confidence.

Fiji pearls will also be included in a publication 'A Guide for Grading Natural & Cultured Pearls', which is a pearl grading system to help retailers and customers know more about the various pearls available and how to grade and value the jewellery.

A statement from J Hunter Pearls said the CBIJO's Pearl Commission was also responsible for documenting the standards of use within the supply chains and consists of highly experienced pearlers including Fiji's own pearl pioneer Justin Hunter.

As a result of the inclusion, Mr Hunter has been invited by CBIJO president Doctor Gaetano Cavalieri to participate as an observer and contribute to panel discussions at the Summit in Armenia this month.

This, Mr Hunter said, was another testament to the growing popularity of this niche, Fijian-made, luxury product .

"From inception we have fought hard to separate ourselves from being lumped in with the Tahitian 'black pearls' by educating our retailers.

"To have finally been acknowledged with our own identity is a great achievement for our fledgling industry as well as the whole country.

"It's an honour to have Fiji pearls recognised at this level, especially among the giants of the industry," Mr Hunter said.

"I'm very humbled to be asked to attend and contribute alongside the other pearlers."

Mr Hunter said Fiji's pearls were all about its special colour and rarity.