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Good morning, Summer School students! Please open your books to Chapter 2 where we will be exploring the wonderful world of pearls with Claudia! She is our resident gemologist and guru of all things gemstones, jewelry, and design! 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH as Claudia gives us a great lesson on the history and formation of pearls, how to care for them, and when to have them re-strung! 

Fun Facts About Claudia: 

Beginning her career in Los Angeles as an instructor for the GIA for over 6 years, she was relocated to New York City. Soon recruited by Tiffany & Co., she began in merchandising and moved her way up from Director of Custom Design to Direct of Client Development. 
During her time at Tiffany, she was a contributor for the Blue Book where she would write captions and discuss the gemology aspects of each piece. She has been a jewel at Croghan's for 9 years and we cherish her just like a precious gemstone! 

Chapter 2 Review:

  • Do not submerge your pearls in water. Pearls are strung with silk, so the water will cause the silk to fray and fall apart. 
  • Pearls should be the last thing you put on & the first thing you take off. They are porous and will absorb any perfumes, oils, makeup, etc. that you put on and will damage them. 
  • The best way to care for pearls is to wear them! If they need a little love take a soft cloth & gently polish them without tugging the strand. 
  • Every woman should own something pearl. It's a timeless staple!