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  • The Genus Pteria Scoppoli 1777
    by CortezPearls
    The family Pteriidae is composed of three or four genera, and pearl oysters belonging to the Pinctada and Pteria genera are -of course- the most important from our point of view.

    Taxonomy

    An old name for this species is Magnavicula, which means “Large Wing”, with the “new” -Pteria- name originating after the Greek word “Ptero” which translates into “wing”, hence the name of “Winged oysters”.

    These species are identified by...
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
  • The Sustainability Corner – Issue 2
    by CortezPearls
    Sustaining Life with Pearl Farming

    One of the most important aspects of pearl farming is its inherent ability to protect and create more life than the one that was available previously. And what do I mean by this? When you start a pearl farm in a location, you begin with a resource that has already been “pillaged & plundered”, probably for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. As an example, we have the pearl fisheries of the Persian Gulf -whose pearls were adorning...
    06-09-2021, 11:34 PM
  • A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico Part 4
    by CortezPearls
    ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE CCCP

    There was a positive ecological aspect of this venture: the pearl farm itself acted as a gigantic breeding station for the pearl oysters. When you consider that this farm contained between 8 to 10 million pearl oysters and let us say that at least one-third of these had reached ****** maturity (2.6 to 6.6 million individuals), it is very evident to see the astounding positive impact that this commercial operation would have in restocking...
    05-27-2021, 01:40 AM
  • CIBJO Jewlery Industry Voices Webinar
    by CortezPearls
    CIBJO Webinar - Diversity & Design

    The ‘Jewelry Industry Voices’ online seminar series looks at issues of interest in the jewelry business from the perspective of industry figures.


    This event discusses how growing diversity is impacting jewelry design, and the steps the gem and jewelry industry needs to take to become more inclusive.

    The list of panelists for this discussion are:

    ✦ Marvin Linares - Owner, Marvin Douglas Jewelry...
    05-21-2021, 06:15 PM
  • Instagram Live Interviews on @pearlcpaa
    by CortezPearls
    Jennifer Heebner and Kathy Grenier of the Cultured Pearl Association (CPAA) have been very active on Instagram and have done many interviews to friends and some of the movers-&-shakers in the Pearl Industry. If you have not discovered these interviews you are missing on something special!
    This is the list of all interviewees to date whose segments are live on @pearlscpaa Instagram TV. Click the name to watch the episode!...
    05-19-2021, 11:40 PM
  • A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico Part 3
    by CortezPearls
    THE FIRST COMMERCIAL PEARL OYSTER FARM IN THE WORLD

    It is at this particular crossroad that we find a Mexican-French Medical Doctor by the name of Gastón Vivès, attempting what very none had tried before: initiate a commercially viable, large-scale pearl oyster farm to produce shell and pearls. The Vivès family owned a pearl fishing armada in La Paz, Baja California Sur, and they were experiencing diminishing profits every year, thus wanting to revert this trend we find Gastón Vivès...
    05-08-2021, 05:20 PM
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