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The Fascinating Artistry Of No-Toned Pearl Necklaces: A Delicate Balance

Currently, I have approximately 20,000 units of no-toned pearls “pearls with no coloring whatsoever.” which I am sorting through to create necklaces. The sorting process involves categorizing them into three grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. Grade 1 pearls are flawless with a strong luster. Grade 2 pearls have small wounds and a slightly stronger luster. Grade 3 pearls have moderate wounds and a gentle luster. I plan to create about three necklaces using Grade 1 and Grade 3 pearls, and then show them to potential customers at a pearl wholesaler to determine the pricing. 

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Creating these necklaces is indeed very challenging. Despite having a multitude of pearls, I often struggle to find ones that are similar enough. I need to align their shape, luster, color, and thickness of nacre, which can be quite a daunting task. It’s not easy to perfectly match all four criteria. My goal is to finish each necklace in a way that there’s no sense of discordance, even if there are slight variations in those aspects. It’s like siblings. Siblings may have different faces, but their gestures are similar, their way of laughing is the same. With that kind of sensibility, I diligently arrange the pearls.

The unique charm of exquisite pearls and the tricky nature of their individual characteristics.

However, even when it comes to something as simple as luster, finding pearls with the exact same level of brilliance is quite rare. There seem to be dozens of gradations in luster. The same goes for the thickness of the nacre. It is said that pearls consist of approximately 2,000 layers of nacre. While the average pearl has around 2,000 layers, some pearls may have 500 or 3,000 layers, for example. I meticulously gaze at pearls with various expressions as I create the necklaces. When dealing with customers at the company, I proudly say, “Each pearl is unique, with its own personality. Isn’t it wonderful?” However, when it comes to making these necklaces, these individual characteristics make the process even more challenging. As I work alone on the necklaces, I often find myself chuckling at the irony.

The necklaces are tied with an “All-knot” technique, creating two knots for each pearl.

Website Enhancements and Necklace Creation: Behind-the-Scenes Challenges

I am currently working on website modifications alongside necklace production. There are many behind-the-scenes tasks that require meticulous attention. While I used to write articles based on my own ideas, I now realize the importance of constructing the unseen aspects of a website. For example, it is necessary to optimize the website for better visibility in Google search results. In addition to article titles, I need to create 160-character descriptions that summarize the articles and include relevant keywords for Google search. I struggled with organizing these elements, but with the help of ChatGPT, I can generate them in just a second. It has been incredibly helpful. I also rely on ChatGPT for translating article titles and text. Occasionally, GPT may malfunction. When I asked for a translation my article, GPT provided its own thoughts on my article instead of a translation. It’s an adorable AI.

When creating a necklace using the All-knot technique, a very long thread is prepared. As a result, the thread becomes highly prone to tangling. During one particular instance, the thread became tangled. Normally, I can quickly untangle it, but this time it was extremely challenging. I stubbornly tried to untangle the thread for over 20 minutes, but I eventually had to give up.

Journey of Website Improvement: From Amateur to Satisfaction

Website improvement involves not only the content but also the overall appearance. Recently, I have been fixated on my own website, but when I look at other sites, I can see a stark difference in their level of completion. My site is still at an amateur level. Although I am inexperienced in web development, I still want to reach a level where I am satisfied, even when compared to other companies. I have many things I want to accomplish, but I plan to take a patient approach over the course of about five years. I created this website not only for Etsy but also to showcase my pearls to a wider audience. Currently, the production of new products and listing on Etsy have been stagnant, leading to a decline in sales. I am taking a detour for now, but I want to gradually improve the environment. Studying web-related articles has been enjoyable as I make new discoveries. Starting something new strangely leads to encountering new people. When I began paying attention to photography and videos, I found opportunities to connect with knowledgeable individuals in those fields. It would be wonderful to accumulate various experiences and bring them back to the art of pearl cultivation. Although I feel impatient at times, I find solace in comforting myself with these thoughts. I would like to express my gratitude to you for visiting my unfinished website. I sincerely wish you even happier days ahead starting from tomorrow.



I am part of a Japanese company with an Akoya pearl farm. Apart from the company, I personally run an Akoya pearl shop. I would appreciate it if I could share smiles with various people through pearls.

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