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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms I

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    I-pearls: Imitation pearls from Izumi, Japan.

    icon pearl: Cultured blister pearl produced in the shape of an iconic object by...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 04:59 PM.

  • Glossary of Pearl Terms H

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    H-grade pearl: Letter grade assigned to a high-grade pearl by Japan's Pearl Inspection Office from 1952 to 1999.

    half-drilled...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 04:58 PM.

  • Glossary of Pearl Terms G

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    gajamukta: So-called pearl said to come from the heads or tusk sockets of elephants; also called elephant pearl. ...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms D

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    dadjin: A 19th-century pearler's basket used to hold mollusk shells and a knife. ...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms C

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    cabochon: In gemology, a usually round or oval shaped gemstone with a domed top and flat bottom; hence, a pearl of that shape. ...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 04:53 PM.

  • Glossary of Pearl Terms O

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    Occidental pearls: Historical term used to describe natural pearls from Mexico, dates to the 16th century but fell from usage after 1930. ...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms B

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    baby pearl: Also known as an "indicator pearl". A South Sea pearl from Indonesia grown for a brief period to produce a pearl sac. The nacre...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 04:51 PM.

  • Glossary of Pearl Terms A

    Here is a list of pearl terms that will help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    abalone blister pearl: Nacreous natural half-pearl formed on the inside of an abalone shell.

    abalone cultured blister pearl: Nacreous...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 04:49 PM.

  • Glossary of Pearl Terms M

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    mabe: Originally, the Japanese trade term for an assembled blister pearl grown in Pteria penguin. In Japanese, that mollusk's name is mabe-gai,...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms N

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    nabatee: Arabian term for sugar used to describe pearls from the Persian Gulf that had a slightly off-white, yellowish color. ...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 05:07 PM.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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    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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    More than 10,000 Members Strong
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    World's Only Open Pearl Discussion Forum Pearl-Guide.com exists for the benefit of consumers and the trade. With the world...
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    by WayneCMS
    By Richard Wise I was fortunate enough to get an early Kindle edition of Richard Wise's newest masterpiece The French Blue. I also own a copy of Wise's Secrets of the Gem Trade, and it is one of the very few gem books that I've read cover to cover, not just skipping ahead to the sections about pearls. The French Blue is a completely different kind of work. It is a novel that begs to be read slowly, but once one becomes entranced in the story, it is nearly impossible to put down. Not for the f...
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