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an intersection of insight and inspiration, Pearls Krisana emerged…
revealing my passions and experiences in the South Sea pearl
business. Nourishing my creative center and a love of travel
while staying true to my independent business nature, I found an
enhanced perspective of the world as I bridged the varying aspects
of this unique and colorful industry.
Pearls, when cultured on
pearl farms in some of the most remote places on the planet, find
themselves on a magnificent journey from their original birth place
to a final resting home among people who revere them.
After extensive sorting and
matching within the offices of pearl wholesalers worldwide, these
very pearls plucked from the abyss of the purest ocean waters, find
themselves again rolling through the esoteric hands of master
jewelry designers, independent workshops and large scale
manufacturers. Without much final fanfare, they are
ultimately showcased at fine retailers throughout Asia, Europe and
America. On display, these ocean gems are an individual piece
of solid South Sea Ocean.
The pearl is a living gem…a
nacreous matrix of mineral and protein, extracted from its hostile
and watery world, symbolizing the oyster’s struggle with its fluid
environment. Like us, each pearl is unique, with its own
shape, its own color and its own story. Every step in this
industry represents a different world, a different culture, a
different set of rules, risks and rewards. Navigating these varying
realties along with my dedication, knowledge and personal contacts,
ensures that my clients are assured of quality, creative designs
and exceptionally well-valued collections.
Keeping the pearl in its
natural state without color enhancements or treatments… sourcing
directly with the remote pearl farmer and working exclusively with
original artisans and designers from Tahiti, France and America
provides me with the motivation and inspiration to bring this
collaboration to my clients.
If you are truly interested
in pearls and wish to gain a brief insight into this Queen of Gems,
begin by reading the preface from Pearls: Ornament and Obsession,
by Kristin Joyce and my friend Shellei Addison, who has written
portfolio manuscripts for the company. Their research into the
history and folklore of the pearls place in humankind’s mysterious
fascination of the fine gem as adornment is
Pearls from the South Seas,
whether they are from Tahiti, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia,
Burma or Thailand, provoke a contagious curiosity and a yearning to
know more."...........Thank you,
Cory E. Smith