Welcome to Shuckin' in theD! My name is Nola I'm the owner of Shuckin' in the D. Now I'm sure you are wondering what the craze is all about so let me explain.... What we do is shuck oysters during live parties via Facebook . During the Live parties we open oysters to reveal cultured pearls such as Freshwater rounds and Rice and Saltwater Akoya pearls that you have purchased on the party date you choose in the "Live party Oyster" section of the store. Then if you like you can purchase the pearl cage jewelry and necklaces, Bracelets, purse charms and earrings you can put your pendants on with the pearls inside. You can also order an "Open at Home Oyster" to do yourself at home. I have a large selection so look around the store and if you have any questions just email the store. If you love pearls and love surprises...Well, Then you are going to love this! Join us on Facebook for live parties and updates on things to come. look us up on facebook at "Shuckin' in the D. This website is the ordering site that you will be connected to through Facebook under the "Shop Now' box on our facebook page. If you would like to order pearls but are not a facebook user you can still order an oyster to open at home here in the shop. Either way its worth it! Grown ups and kids love this! Come check it out.
What is a Cultured Pearl?
Cultural pearls make up over 90% of the pearls in circulation today. Most pearls we see and purchase are cultured thanks to Oyster farms in Japan and china on fresh and salt bodies of water. In 1893 the viable process of cultivating pearls was created by Kokichi Mikmoto after many failed attempts he learned that taking a small piece of tissue from an oyster an placing it into a different oyster only then the oyster would began excreting nacre (Which is what a pearl is formed from) around the tissue trying to incase the foreign body that had found its way inside its shell. The nacre continues to form into the round or round like shape that forms into a beautiful pearl. Therefore making pearls much more accessible and affordable. It wasn't until later years the process began when the patent of this process was granted and the first farm successfully produced these in 1928. Now you don't have to be Royalty these days to own pearls. Natural colors are pinks, light orange, Lavender, white, cream and variations of those colors are natural and not dyed. A dying processed is used the same as jewelers use to create a necklace of pearls all the same color. This process does not ruin the value of the pearl in fact increases in value. The reds, blues, greens, blacks, silvers and all the other designers pearls we offer are dyed at the farms then sold to jewelers or others who wish to purchase. BUT! ... The more affordable way is to buy them straight from the farm still in the oyster, which allows for the all this great shuckin fun! :)))