07/04/2011 by Sarah Ritchie
Part science, part jewellery art, the “inventor”/jeweller – Chi Galatea Huynh – has cultured the world’s first pearls using gemstones instead of mother-of-pearl nucleuses!
Once fully formed, the pearl is then masterfully carved to reveal the diamond or gemstone inside. Check out this YouTube clip [click here] to watch a 10 min video about how the Galatea pearls are created and how the pearl design (at the right) was carved.
Huynh is taking jewellery art to a whole new level…very beautiful and unique…and – yes – expensive!