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    Five years ago, I had the pleasure to see and photograph several pieces of finely crafted jewelry that featured natural pearls. This was at a time when precious metal prices were rising to unforeseen heights and the recession was sending luxury spending to new lows.

    So, admire the jewelry maker that ...
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    Third in a series by Antique Jewelry Collector Paul Royse. See the first one here.

    Antique Pearl Jewelry that YOU could own - 1800 to 1850
    By Paul Royse

    By the end of the 1700's a great nation had formed through the American War of Independence (1775?1783), and another great nation was transformed as a result of the French Revolution (1789-1799).

    Transformations also occurred at the personal level. New ideas of freedom and liberty were in the air, and new forms of literature appeared. Jane Austen ...
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    Second in a series by Antique Jewelry Collector Paul Royse. See the first one here.

    Antique Pearl Jewelry that YOU could own - The 1700's
    By Paul Royse

    The Age of Discovery, launched by Columbus discovering America, and Vasco da Gama opening the route to India, rapidly led to the development and expansion of global trade.

    Pearls soon began to reach Europe in quantity from the Sea of Cort?s (off California) ...
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    Provoked Baroque, a term coined by Doug Fiske, aptly describes the newest type of Tahitian pearls. It is now possible to skip the long wait for large pearls that grow in later grafts, while keeping the color and luster ...
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    Welcome!

    Pearls have long been a subject of fascination ? beautiful gems produced by living organisms, with or without the help of human intervention. In the early 20th century, cultivation of pearls brought ...
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    All perfectly spherical. All luminous. All highly lustrous.



    Two are Hanadama-grade akoya cultured pearl strands, and one is a solid-nacre freshwater cultured pearl strand. Surprised? The time has come for ...
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    Douglas McLaurin of Perlas del Mar de Cortez pearl farm in Mexico will be a regular contributor with his column "Adventures in Pearl Farming".

    The Unexpected



    June and July are very special months here at our small pearl farm in the Gulf of California: the ...

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