Spey Tahitian Pearl Colors

The Colors of Black

Commonly called black pearls, the dark Tahitian pearls from the islands of French Polynesia that form within the Pinctada margaritifera cumingii oyster are anything but black; they often abound in rich, natural body colors. These colors greatly influence the value of Tahitian pearls and have exotic names of their own. Aubergine is the color given…

Best Mother's Day Gifts: Pearl Strands from Spey

Strand and Deliver this Mother’s Day

What do you give a mother who has everything this Mother’s Day? We recommend a lustrous strand of Spey pearls and to help, we’re throwing in two complimentary tickets to see an upcoming performance of The Washington Ballet. Spend time and make lasting memories with Mom over an evening at the ballet – the perfect…

Spey Pearls Last On First Off

Last On, First Off

A handy rule of thumb when dressing with pearls is: last on, first off. Pearls should be the last consideration before leaving and the first when returning. As an organic gem, pearls are more sensitive to chemicals and abrasions than other stones and minerals. Chlorine, detergents, bleach, and rough handling may cause damage to pearls,…

Spey Golden South Sea Pearls

Golden South Sea Pearls

For a pearl of maximum individual character, explore the exotic golden South Sea pearls from Spey. A range of shades and shapes create a dramatic and altogether exceptional piece of jewelry. Lustrous golden South Sea pearls emerge from warm, tropical waters; primarily in northern Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, where the first attempts at cultivating…

Spey Pearls: Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

Bring on Spring: 2015 Fashion Trends

Ready to ditch your drab winter wardrobe for a flush of spring? We’ve perused the Spring 2015 collections to bring you the top fashion trends you’ll start seeing on the streets. Clutch your pearls and get ready for flashbacks and leather. Reminiscence of the 1970s dominated the spring runways, bringing back subtle reflections of groovy…

Spey Tahitian Pearl Strand Necklace

A Bit of Kink

Adding a beautiful strand of Spey pearls to your wardrobe can be a thrill: feeling the weight of pearls in your hand; draping the strand at the hollow of your neck; and eyeing the playful dance of light across the lustrous surface. Pearls are a most tactile and sensational gem. But sometimes, when you first…

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Among the canon of masterpieces the centuries have left us, few are more iconic than Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Painted around 1665, the subtle colors and intimacy of the girl’s gaze continue to allure. Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of nearly a dozen so-called “pearl pictures” by Vermeer; a collection…

Spey Pearl Necklace Lengths Sketch

Stranded: Navigating Pearl Necklace Lengths

Selecting the perfect pearl necklace length may be a bit daunting; strands of pearls come in any number of measurements. Finding one that not only meets your style, but also complements your neckline might leave you guessing. Fortunately there are pearl standards that, with a few simple considerations, will help you choose the best length…

The perfect gift for her: Spey pearls.

The Perfect Gift for Her

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for her. Whether you’re shopping for the deserving wife, the has-everything teen, or the sentimental matriarch, choosing the best gift can be a daunting task. So how do you triumph? A gift of quality, thought, and timelessness will set…

Woman in Layers of Spey South Sea Pearl Strands

From Mollusk to Market: the Journey to Jewel

Like any natural product, pearls follow a regimented process that takes them from the capricious sea to the height of civility. These steps from mollusk to market ensure that pearls are perfectly matched and expertly crafted. This is the story of how pearls become jewels. All pearls are prepared for market in some way. Following…

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