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Our mission is to select and produce the finest quality pearl jewelry in order to provide our clientele with a piece that may be enjoyed for generations.

At One Drop Pearls by Nature, our desire is for our clients to be able to enjoy the luxury of some of the best pearls in the world - a privilege once afforded only to royalty.

Different Shades of Pearl

 

The Life of a Pearl

Pearl culturing involves implanting an irritant into the body of the mollusk and then placing the mollusk into proper growing conditions. Our Chinese friends culture their pearls inland in a condition called ‘freshwater’. These small freshwater ponds are nurturedand monitored for 3-5 years before harvest.

Pearl culturing is an environmentally friendly process. It requires the a clean and carefully tended ecosystem. All parts of the mollusk are used, creating no waste. The body of the mollusk is used for both human and animal consumption. The pearls are highly sought after, and the shell is used for both jewelry and as an organic fertilizer.

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About Us

Maria and Bryan Chapin-Cao first met in Beijing during an intercultural exchange outing. After more than two years of traveling and dating, they married in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony in Beijing.

 

We support small, family operations in China. Traveling through central China, Maria and Bryan met and befriended a wonderful group of pearl farmers. These farmers facilitate the growth of pearls in a process called ‘culturing’, using techniques first developed over 100 years ago and are constantly being improved.

Pearl culturing is an environmentally friendly process. It requires the a clean and carefully tended ecosystem. All parts of the mollusk are used, creating no waste. The body of the mollusk is used for both human and animal consumption. The pearls are highly sought after, and the shell is used for both jewelry and as an organic fertilizer.

All pearls are unique. Our jewelry brings out the exotic luster. Pearls have been a symbol of wealth and beauty for women since the dawn of recorded history. We take great pride in our work.

We hope others enjoy our work and its intrinsic and historical beauty.