Brought to you by Lake Oswego Jeweler Mary Wong, Trios Studio - LAKE OSWEGO JEWELRY INSIDER -

Mary Wong, Trios Studio - LAKE OSWEGO JEWELRY INSIDER During the last week of March, Trios Studio will showcase the stunning variety of types, shapes and colors available in pearls with the 11th annual "Pearls of the World" event. The collection features original designs with pearls from Tahiti, China, Japan, the Sea of Cortez, the Philippines and Australia.

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. They were highly prized and purchased only by royalty and very wealthy people.

From the 16th 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.

Pearls of the World

March 24th through 31st

Open House - Saturday, March 24th, 12 - 5pm

Our hours: 10:30 - 6pm Tues. - Fri

10:30 - 5pm Sat

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035


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