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  • Welcome To Pearl Guide News!

    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 regal beauty to the masses. More recently, improvements in techniques, advances in cross-breeding, and fervent experimentation have redefined our expectations of what a pearl should look like, and even be.

    The Pearl-Guide.com forum has been the home of lively discussion on every conceivable topic related to pearls for more than a decade. To build on this tradition, and to fill the gap in pearl journalism, we are proud to introduce Pearl-Guide News.

    Our intended audience is everyone with an interest in pearls ? dealers, jewelers, consumers, farmers, enthusiasts and scholars. I hope you will join us here on a regular basis, and on our forum, where thousands of active members have contributed over 116,000 posts.

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    Blaire Beavers
    Managing Editor

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    • Pearl-Guide.com Presents: Walk & Talk with Josh Humbert!
      by CortezPearls


      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!
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      04-08-2021, 11:55 PM
    • A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico PART 2
      by CortezPearls
      The arrival of the Iberian Conquerors

      The Native Nations had no real interest in establishing a commercial venture in pearl fishing and we understand little to nothing of the way they fished for pearls, since most of the information was either lost or destroyed during the conquest of Mexico. The rich plunder of the Conquistadores was sent to Spain and later dispersed all over Europe. The most significant information we have on the subject comes from the period of colonization of northwestern...
      04-05-2021, 03:26 PM
    • New Bi-Monthly Column: The Sustainability Corner
      by CortezPearls
      Hello dear Pearl-Guide.com Forum Members: With spring comes renewed energies and pulses, the recent system upgrade also allows me to start adding up content that we believe is necessary to keep the forum growing and renewed, making it the #1 Source for Pearl information on the World-Wide-Web for years to come. I had this idea of a column years ago, when I still published "The Sea of Cortez Peal Blog", which went "black" after a massive Russian hacker attack (the importance of updating your system...
      04-01-2021, 05:40 PM
    • JIV's April webinar spotlights industry's new movers and shakers
      by CortezPearls


      A new generation of jewellery and gemstone professionals, more diverse geographically and culturally from the generations that preceded it, is poised to transform the trade. This is in no small part because the composition of its members more precisely mirrors the consumers who both buy and aspire to buy fine jewellery products.

      What characterizes many in this peer group is that they are first generation jewellers, who chose to join the industry not through family legacy,...
      03-26-2021, 12:13 AM
    • A New Gem Show and a Rescheduled One Announced by AGTA for 2021
      by CortezPearls



      Dallas. March 18, 2021. The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced that it will produce two shows for 2021. These include the AGTA GemFair Las Vegas show, which will take place Aug. 24–26, 2021, at the Encore at Wynn Resort, and the new AGTA GemFair Denver, slated for Sept. 18–21, 2021, in conjunction with the Hard Rock Summit (HRS).

      AGTA GemFair Las Vegas was originally slated for June 2021 but was shelved until new dates and a new location could...
      03-19-2021, 02:17 AM
    • A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico - PART 1
      by CortezPearls
      A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico
      By Douglas McLaurin-Moreno


      Since unrecorded time, man has obtained many bounties from the world’s oceans: food, shells, corals, sponges, seaweeds, and the most desirable of all of these were the beautiful mother-pf-pearl shells and their valuable treasure, Pearls.

      Mexico has four species of pearl oysters inhabiting its coasts, two -the larger sized- on the Pacific side: the Panamic Black Lip...
      03-18-2021, 03:04 PM
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