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    This presentation was made at CIBJO Congress 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand by Justin Hunter of J Hunter Pearls, Fiji. CIBJO is The World Jewellery Confederation - a worldwide body which promotes Global Cooperation, Harmonization and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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    On June 7th, 2017 at the UN Oceans Conference in New York the Honorable Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and Minister of Fisheries, Captain Semi Koroilavesau affirmed the Fiji Government’s sixteen voluntary commitments towards the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SG14) and its associated targets.

    Commitment # 2 - Creating a Blue Industry “Sustainable ...
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    Despite their imperfections, these natural saltwater pearls from KC Bell have a luminous quality that captures the viewer. That is why natural pearls almost sell themselves. No one speaks as seductively as nacre!



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    I must share a video clip from Kojima Pearl Company/Pacific Pearls in Tucson this year. Sometimes things are so lovely that you must not keep them to yourself!

    First a photo.



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    Jewelry News Asia has just released the news: top honors go to two pioneers of the pearling world, Robert Wan and Jacques Branellec. There is no question that these men have devoted their lives to every aspect of pearling, from farming the most beautiful pearls in the world, to the creation of stunning jewelry to showcase their magnificence.

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    Fresh from being seen at the Pearl Guide Ruckus, one of several special harvest strands made by a renowned South Sea pearl producer for PearlParadise.com.

    Harvest strands are rope necklaces made up ...
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    It's been long enough that it can be easy to forget that brightly colored soufflé and metallic pearls were once a rarity.

    Those wild colors and mirror shine come from this hybrid mussel.


    Souffle' pearls ...
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    China has a lot of freshwater cultured pearls that need to be sold and eBay is a great venue for sellers to display their wares. Unfortunately, over time, many sellers have gravitated to using unscrupulous tactics in an effort to compete with each other.

    eBay users believe that they are buying real Tahitian, Akoya and South Sea pearls. This hurts honest sellers and devalues the real saltwater pearls sold by jewelry stores.

    This presentation was delivered live at the Pearl Guide Ruckus in July 2016, so you will not hear the accompanying talk, but I hope that you will find it enlightening.
















































































































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