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    Pearl Journalist Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert GemGeek's Avatar
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    Default The Evolution of Freshwater Pearls - Caitlin Williams on the Pearls of Joy Blog!

    Well, knock me over with a feather! If someone else posted about this, I completely missed it. My co-administrator, and sage advisor on all-things-pearl, Caitlin Williams, has been published on the Pearls of Joy blog. The first two installments are here and here. I am looking forward to part three!

    Do be sure to go and have a look. A lot of our Pearl Guide photos are featured and Caitlin has followed freshwater Chinese cultured pearls from the beginning of their heyday and has great information to share.

    Pearls of Joy Blog article starts here:
    http://www.pearlsofjoy.com/The-Evolu...rt-1_b_81.html

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    Fantastic! Caitlin told me about this in Tucson and I forgot to check when we got home.

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    I recommend that you both sign up for the PoJ blog notices.
    I've enjoyed the blogs.

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    Congratulations Caitlin! I am signed up for the emails but did not get one for this. I am glad i did not miss reading it.

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    hmmm--I looked back and I received the e-mail announcement from Kevin on Jan. 19, 2015 called "New Blog Post: The Evolution Of Freshwater Pearls - Part 1".

    I'm not sure I got an announcement of the second installment, however.

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    Good information to know.
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    Thank you for the alert, GemGeek (feel better soon!), and am signed up for the blog but didn't get these notices either. Wonderful reading and congratulations Caitlin!
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    I am looking forward to the third instalment!

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    Thanks for the post Blaire! It's something I wanted to do for a while but the more I thought about it the more I wanted Caitlin to do it.

    Some of the newer members won't know this but years ago Caitlin predicted the rise of Freshwater pearls and was their biggest proponent on these forums. At the time we were just seeing colored strands becoming readily available and the luster and shape were slowly getting better, but still not great. Fast forward about a decade and FWP are the everywhere in every shape and color and we have FW pearls rivaling the very best saltwater pearls. Who better to write about them then Caitlin right?

    We're still tweaking the articles a little bit so that's why you haven't seen any promotion yet, but if you sign up for the POJ blog newsletter you'll receive updates when the new posts are finished.
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    The PoJ blog notice about Part 2 just hit my in box.

    Great job, Caitlin and Kevin. Thank you so much.

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    just got bolg notice 2 also and it was great reading with outstanding pictures! Thanks!

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    Caitlin -- your article was very apropos to our Edison/Ming discussion! I'm looking forward to reading about metallics!

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    Very cool, Caitlin! Way to go!! Thank you for writing such an informative and interesting post
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    Yes, wonderful blog post...as a consumer there is never enough accurate information out there. I appreciate the expertise and trusted sources here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAS View Post
    Caitlin -- your article was very apropos to our Edison/Ming discussion! I'm looking forward to reading about metallics!
    Although sounds like we may need to update if we can get people to agree on name for them! Time will tell...
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