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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Default SSEF Facette - Pearl carbon dating, a new "Pearl Scan" device and more

    SSEF puts out a remarkable magazine every year and I just took the time to go through the latest issue. There are quite a number of interesting pearl-related articles in this year's edition from several months ago covering treatments to gold South Sea pearls, fake Tridacna pearls, carbon dating of pearls and more.

    http://www.ssef.ch/fileadmin/Documen...Facette-23.pdf

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    Wow, there's a lot of information in that link. I kept scrolling and scrolling. Thank you for posting that, Jeremy. That's going to keep me busy for hours.

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    Thanks for the link, Jeremy. (The "Sleeping Lion Pearl" to me looks more like a bleached petrified head louse…)

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    Thank you. Is there anywhere we can see past issues?

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    Thanks so much for posting this...will do a more thorough read later....but super super helpful!!!
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    Super Moderator Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert jshepherd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilliefuzzysocks View Post
    Thank you. Is there anywhere we can see past issues?
    They have them all listed on their website.

    http://www.ssef.ch/research-publications/facette/

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    WOW a whole bunch of interesting articles there. SSEF is highly regarded, right?
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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lilliefuzzysocks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    They have them all listed on their website.

    http://www.ssef.ch/research-publications/facette/
    Thank you ! W

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    Just finished reading the last of it. Lots of stuff I don't understand and new, but it was fascinating and interesting. Thank you for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    WOW a whole bunch of interesting articles there. SSEF is highly regarded, right?
    Oh yes! SSEF is to Europe what GIA is to the US and this is the lab that certifies nearly all natural pearls.

    One of the top pearl experts in the world is with SSEF - Laurent Cartier. You've probably seen his Sustainable Pearls site, http://www.sustainablepearls.org.

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    Thanks for posting this link Jeremy ! Very interesting stuff..
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