Spotlight on Edison Pearls

Formed within the shells of mollusks as a response to irritant (like grains of sand), pearls are the only jewels created by living creatures. We think that makes them pretty special. Pearls are known for their introspective & calming capabilities, as well as for symbolizing purity, loyalty, & beauty.

Edison pearls are a feat of perliculture. Excuse us while we nerd out about pearls for a second. Chinese researchers figured out how to harvest these freshwater pearls to compete with the finest saltwater pearls. Starting from a genetically selected mollusk & a smaller-than-usual nucleus, Edison pearls end with a large freshwater pearl, a thick layer of nacre, & an incredible luster. They are named for Thomas Edison, of lightbulb-inventing fame, after all.