Nishi Pearls Releases New Video Demonstrating Step-by-Step Process of Jewelry Production

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Nishi Pearls, an award-winning brand specializing in genuine cultured pearl jewelry, provides a glimpse into their jewelry-making procedure through a new video available on their recently-launched website

The company invites viewers and followers to take a look at a new video exposing the extensive process that goes into making a timeless cultured pearl necklace and pearl stud earrings from start to finish, before they make their way to consumers. Members of the Nishi Pearls team have interviewed and followed their production staff throughout the following steps to discover what really makes a Nishi piece one-of-a-kind:

Pearl Sorting

Once the pearls have been harvested, the first step in the pearl jewelry manufacturing process is to carefully screen and sort the pearls for quality. Once pearls are extracted from their oyster shells, they are sorted for the same approximate colour, shape and quality. Once sorted and grouped, these are then assembled into strands or packs of loose pearls that get sold at pearl auctions and jewelry fairs, where Nishi Pearls sources its pearls from. When sorting through pearls to make their jewelry, Nishi Pearls seeks out the better qualities, ensuring that the pearls they choose contain high lustre as well as the least amount of natural blemishes.

Pearl Matching

In this stage, the loose pearls make their way to the care of Nishi Pearls' skilled pearl-graders who review each pearl one by one to evaluate and determine the following characteristics: colour, shape, size, lustre and general quality.
They carefully size the pearls using a special pearl sieve and classify them according to diameter in millimeters.

The graders then gather the sized pearls and with diligent attention, match them according to near-identical colour and hue.

Pearl Drilling

Drilling is an essential stage that is highly meticulous and intricate in nature and requires the skilled training of professionals to be done correctly. Prior to drilling, each pearl is screened for any slight natural blemish or spot which becomes the target drill hole, ensuring that the pearl is as clean as possible following drilling. Each individual pearl is drilled using a specialized machine. This step requires steady hands as pearls can crack during this process.


Gluing involves affixing pearls to their jewelry components, particularly earrings, pendants and rings, and takes place once the pearls have been thoroughly screened, matched and drilled. It involves gluing together a pearl and its metal components, such as a post and cup used for a pair of classic studs, for instance. For a pair of pearl studs, highly adhesive glue used exclusively for jewelry is applied on each earring’s post and inserted into the drilled hole of a pearl. Nishi Pearls uses twisted posts to ensure that the pearl is as securely attached to its back as possible. Any bit of excess glue is then carefully wiped off to assure a clean and seamless finished product.


To string together a strand of cultured pearls, the pearls are lined on a silk or high-grade nylon thread which is then diligently twisted to form a tight knot between each individual pearl. This step not only ensures that the pearls are securely held in place to avoid losing a row of pearls should the string ever tear, but to also allow each pearl to be evenly spaced to avoid contact with each other and to protect their surface. Once the knotting is completed, French wires are used to protect the thread from tarnishing out of contact and constant friction with metal. French wires also conceal and solidify the ends of the thread upon adding a clasp for the closure of the necklace. This final step requires finesse and great attention to detail to ensure that the ends of the strand are smoothly attached to the clasp. Aesthetically, French wires add a finishing touch to complete a beautiful strand. To meet high quality standards, the stringing process requires the skilled experience of a professional who must be able to knot quickly and efficiently, making sure that the knots are as small and taut as possible so that they are not easily perceptible once the necklace is in its finished state.

Final Stage of Quality Control

Before the items are ready to be sold to their consumers, Nishi Pearls subjects their jewelry to a final stage of quality control in which each individual piece is carefully inspected by a certified gemmologist to verify that they meet the required standards of any Nishi product.

Nishi Pearls™ is a brand that specializes in designing and creating a wide range of genuine cultured pearl jewelry that creates the perfect marriage between classic and contemporary. With offices located in Asia, Canada and the U.S.A, Nishi Pearls has been making its mark at some of the most prominent international jewelry fairs including the Jewelers International Showcase, the Orlando Duty Free Show of the Americas and the Jewelers' Circular Keystone's (JCK) annual trade show in Las Vegas, to name a few.

Nishi Pearls’ dedication to quality is reflected in its partnerships with leading professionals, including their latest co-branding endeavor with Swarovski as well as Air Canada’s Inflight program. Their award-winning jewelry is inspired by the consumer of today and the fashion of tomorrow.

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