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Christina Assael has passed away

Our friend Jennifer Heebner has just informed us that Christina Assael, wife of the late Salvador Assael, has just passed away peacefully and surrounded by her children at her home.

Her family issued the following statement:

Assael will remain a family owned business, wit Peggy Grosz at the helm, with the support of the family.
No services are planned, but a formal announcement will be issued by next week.

May she rest in peace, now alongside her husband....

Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at Pearl-Guide.com to all of YOU: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! ...

Suzanne Kalan Debuts Tahitian Pearl Capsule Collection for CPAA

Renowned jewelry designer Suzanne Kalandjian of Suzanne Kalan Jewelry has collaborated the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) to debut a Tahitian Pearl capsule collection, Suzanne Kalan x CPAA Tahitian Pearls. Kalandjian debuted the collection at the 2021 Couture jewelry show, and by day two, all the pieces had sold out. Jewels sold to major luxury merchants all over the world, and a list of more have all placed orders.

Thanks to support from the government of French Polynesia,...

Scotland's Bill Abernethy and the Last Pearl Fisherman passed Away

In a sad note, this past November 26th marked the end of an Era for the UK's pearling tradition with the passing of Bill Abernathy: Scotland's last pearl diver and a man known for the dance in his Soul and feet, and for having found valuable natural freshwater pearls in Scotland's lochs and rivers before the pearl fishing ban.

He found the famous "Abernathy Pearl" (also referred to as "Little Willie") and many other valuable pearls. Passed away at 96 years...

Pearls in the Web of Life - Part 3

Pearls in the Web of Life – Part 3

In our last entry, where we learned that the outside of pearl oysters acts as a small ecosystem in itself, but now we will “dive deeper” into the oysters themselves to find that this pattern repeats itself -in a kind of Hermetic understanding of the “As is Above, is Below” law- but with different actors involved. And, if you ever had the opportunity to stare into a live and open pearl oyster, you would begin experiencing a...

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  • CortezPearls
    Cibjo webinar/discussion on origins of gemstones
    Although it is not about PEARLS (but it may include them), some of you may find it interesting, so here is the information:

    The origin of a gemstone, namely the geographic location at which it was extracted from the earth, has for years posed substantial scientific challenges to the gemmologists who are called on to make definitive judgements.

    The current focus on supply chain integrity and traceability means that the concept of origin has expanded and is more relevant
    04-29-2021, 11:26 PM
  • CortezPearls
    Pearl-Guide.com Presents: Walk and Talk with Josh Humbert!

    Pearl-Guide.com invited forum member & sustainable pearl farmer Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls fame to a "Walk and Talk" Zoom event this past Saturday 10th, 2021.

    Josh -and wife Celeste Brash- took some time from his busy schedule with the pearl seeding season at his farm in Ahe, French Polynesia, to share information about their 2021 pearl harvest (48% rounds, wow!), his farming operation, pearl characteristics of this year's harvest and much more!...
    04-09-2021, 12:55 AM

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