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Trios celebrates dazzling beauty, variety of pearls

Brought to you by Mary Wong, Trios Studio - JEWELRY INSIDER -

TRIOS STUDIOS - Mary WongTrios Studio is gearing up for its 10th annual "Pearls of the World" event on Sat., March 11, from noon to 5 pm, lavishing visitors with an extraordinary array of iridescent beauty, a trunk show and refreshments.

We fill our store with pearls and pearl jewelry of all kinds, as well as exhibits, photographs and a history of pearls. It's a great thing to celebrate once a year, the perfect accessory for your everyday wardrobe.

Pearls were one of the first gems. Early pearls were almost never round, having developed organically in saltwater after a deposit lodged in a mollusk. In paintings from the 1500s, you see them worn in portraits. They were highly prized and purchased only by royalty and very wealthy people.

From the 16 th Century on, new discoveries revealed stunning variety: iridescent black pearls from the Sea of Cortez; the Akoya classic white pearl from Japan; Tahitian and South Sea pearls; as well as freshwater pearls from China. Cultured saltwater pearls were developed around 1900 in Japan and became widely available in the 1920s.

After WWII, servicemen purchased Japanese cultured-pearl necklaces for their wives or girlfriends, making them a fashion staple for American women in the 1940s and '50s.

What makes pearls at Trios Studio different from other shops is the fact that we design them, with rocks and gemstones, to be beautiful and fun – casual or formal.

An added treat: Our pearls will be 15 percent off from March 11-18!

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-496-1285

www.triosstudio.com/