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Thursday, June 01, 2017
The Pearl is June's Lustrous Birthstone

 No gem, other than perhaps the diamond, is more recognizable than the pearl. All types of pearl jewelry, from pearl earrings to pearl necklaces to pearl rings, have been worn for centuries by royalty, the super-rich, and Hollywood's elite. Most pearls come from two sources: pearl hunting or pearl farms.

Pearl hunting is the activity of gathering pearls where they occur naturally. Beds of mollusks are identified and then pulled to the surface. Some of the mollusks will contain pearls. Unfortunately, because pearls are created by chance when an irritant gets inside of a mollusk, a large batch of mollusks may only yield a tiny amount of pearls. This method uses a lot of resources for little yield, which made pearls very costly. This is why for centuries only the rich and upper classes wore pearl jewelry. The use of pearl farming, which started in the early twentieth century, has helped bring the price of pearls down.

Pearl farming creates what are called cultured pearls. Instead of letting chance decide if a mollusk will create a pearl or not, pearl farmers introduce irritants into their mollusks and then retrieve the pearls once they are fully formed. This method is costs less and creates higher and more predictable yields. This method has made this famous gem cheaper, and therefore, has made pearl jewelry available to more people.

Monday, May 01, 2017
Spark Creations
by Lee Ann's Fine Jewelry
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Spark Creations has built its reputations as the leader of luxury jewelers for over 35 years. They are well-known for manufacturing fashion jewelry designs that use the highest quality diamonds, rare gemstones, and precious stones that are available. We here at Lee Ann's Fine Jewelry are proud to offer Spark Creations to our customers in and around the Conway, AR area.

Founding brothers, Eli and Beny Aviram, have established Spark as a true jewelry manufacturing leader by personally gathering the finest stones from around the world. They infuse elegance into every design that has been created with your satisfaction in mind. Their jewelry is characterized by bold color and fine quality craftsmanship to ensure a fashion-forward, durable design that will turn heads and spark conversations.

Bring a fresh, fashionable, and fun burst of color to any outfit with Spark Creations. If you have questions about this line or any of our other jewelry or service, you can drop us a line. You can also stop in to Lee Ann's Fine Jewelry today and let one of our highly trained, friendly associates help you choose the perfect Spark Creations piece for a special gift…either for a loved one or a present to yourself!