It is Saturday and we are off to China.. Beijing specifically with Tess Karlinski. Today the pearl factory and showroom.. would have been in there a while.. and Chinese facilities.. would not have been in there quite so long! As always an informative and entertaining post.. oh and keep an eye out for the pearl cream that takes 20 years off your face and a lifetime out of your wallet! #recommended
We left the hotel at 9:00 a.m.
Upon entering the Pearl building, we were bustled into a small room with folding card chairs. Our pearl instruction lady described the different types of pearls: fresh water and salt water and advised the former as best. The many colors pearls come in surprised me: gold, pink, black for example. She presented round and irregular samples as well as the reasons for the various colors.
After this quickie presentation, we sprinted behind the pearl instructor lady into a larger, showier room featuring thick royal blue carpet and plushier chairs. Models, dressed in formal wear, appeared on the catwalk to showcase and model pearl necklaces and earrings. I wasn’t enthralled, but still astonished by the flashy show, and I cannot lie, the jewelry was gorgeous. The fashion ladies withdrew and The Group 8 were bid…
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