New Zealand Blue Pearls are a pure product produced only in New Zealand.
Despite great efforts and research by other pearl producers worldwide, the type of abalone that can produce this kind of pearl only exists in New Zealand waters. It doesn’t survive in the waters of other countries.
In 1890, it was first attempted to use abalone—or “paua” as it’s known in New Zealand--to grow blue pearls, but the attempt was unsuccessful due to a lack of scientific research.
In 1986, thanks to scientific advances and the unstoppable Kiwi spirit, blue pearls finally appeared on the market.
In 2000, Eyris® Blue Pearls wowed New Zealanders and tourists alike when they first entered the market, and this is the company we are fortunate to cooperate with. Since we also have our own jewellery shop and workshop, we set the blue pearls in beautiful handmade settings and then exhibit the finished product in our new Gallery in Akaroa.
Cultured abalone mabe pearls have also been successfully grown in Australia and California using their own native abalone, but the colours of the pearls produced were not considered attractive enough for jewellery production.
There are currently three to four Eyris® Blue Pearl farms in New Zealand and they can ONLY produce a maximum of 10,000 pearls each year. After a strict selection process, only 1,000 of these 10,000 are good enough to be called Eyris® Blue Pearls. The remaining 9,000 fall under the category of Pacific Blue Pearls. We set our Eyris® Blue Pearls in 18ct gold, titanium or platinum and the Pacific Blue Pearls in sterling silver or 14ct gold.
All our pearls come with a Certificate of Authenticity, but each Eyris® Blue Pearl has a special number written both on its Certificate and also engraved on the back of its setting. This number is there for identification and insurance, as well as matching purposes; you can match the Eyris® Blue pendant that you buy from us with earrings, or vice-versa, at a later time.
Every Eyris® Blue Pearl and Pacific Blue Pearl is unique because of its eye-catching color. Some of our Blue Pearls are a deep blue, others a shiny green, some have splashes of pink or violet while others exhibit all the colours of the rainbow.
Remember, no two Blue Pearls are the same, so if you see one you like, make it yours today!
As with all pearls, to preserve the beauty of the gem, we strongly recommend the following care guidelines:
Pearls are softer than other gems and so proper care is essential. Store your pearl jewellery separately to avoid scratching the surface against harder gems. Also, make sure that the back of your zipper doesn't touch your pearl when you zip up your jacket.
Take your pearls off before you shower.
Avoid leaving your pearls in intense sunlight for prolonged periods.
As a rule, put pearls on last when dressing and first off when undressing. Pearls can be damaged by hairspray, perfume, make-up and chemicals in general. Take special care not to expose pearl dress rings to household chemicals and acidic based foods.
Wear your pearl jewellery carefully and avoid pearls rubbing against abrasive fabrics and objects.
Wipe your pearl gently with a clean cloth before putting it away.
Occasionally clean your pearls gently with a soft moist cloth. Dry them with a soft cloth.
If your pearl is set in sterling silver, use a silver cloth to clean the silver setting around the pearl, not silver dip.
“Remember that your pearl is a natural gem. With special care it will reward you with many years of pleasure.”
Eyris Blue Pearl Company