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Say HELLO to The Pearl Merchants

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Craig & Dusty Shutt have had an art studio of some kind for the past 40 years and their hobbies include being foodies, attending air shows, hot air ballooning and visiting historical sites… when they’re not creating beautiful jewelry that is. Craig & Dusty are the owners and designers at The Pearl Merchants in Colorado Springs. 

The Pearl Merchants specialize in pearls, particularly cultured pearls, with a wide variety of choices. From traditional round pearls to impressive baroque fireballs, there are pearls to fit most every price range and almost any preference. 

Craig and Dusty not only work in pearls, but they are also stone cutters and silversmiths creating unique, one-of-a-kind jewelery using also turquoise and lapis. Dusty, a self-described introvert, along with Craig, the extrovert, both enjoy meeting with clients to put a contempary twist on tradition – they also restring “grandma's pearls.”


Creating custom pearl necklace


Whether you’re looking a custom pearl necklace & earrings for your wedding day jewelry or a traditional strand of pearls with matching earrings, The Pearl Merchants can deliver, with unsurpassed customer service. 

Here’s a bit of what they had to say about their business and how they’re handling the current Covid-19 situtation:


Custom pearl earrings


What type of client is best suited for you?

Our clients enjoy high quality, reasonably priced jewelry. They like pieces that are unique and one-of-a-kind. 

What trends do you love or would like to see be left behind?

We love seeing that pearls are one of the trends for this year!  We’re all for wearing pearls everyday, and not just saving them for the really special events of your life!  Keep in mind, the pH of your sweat can really destroy the luster of the pearls, so if you want to wear pearls while working out or participating in an athletic event, our best advice is to wear imitation pearls at those times and save your good pearls for non-athletic wear. 

What would previous clients say was the main reason they chose your company?

They love their jewelry was created for them specifically! Many come to our booth during shows to show us pieces we created for them in the past.

How far in advance should couples contact you to start their planning with you?

Depending on the design and the number of pieces we are to create, we prefer at least a six week window prior to the wedding date.

Any other info you’d like to share about your company?

While we enjoy creating jewelry for weddings, we can wrap our heads and our hands around pieces for other special occations or for everyday. 


And to help #supportsmallbusiness, #supportlocal during these times, check out these great offers from The Pearl Merchants:


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2425-100 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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