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  • Multi-Color Metallic Pearls - Betty Sue King

    Multi-Color Metallic Pearls - Betty Sue King

    If you have never met Betty Sue King, you are missing an engaging experience. Betty Sue King, affectionately titled The Pearl Goddess, is the owner of King's Ransom Pearls and she has a remarkable eye for color, quality and the unusual in pearls. She is a member of the American Gem Trade Association and has served on the board of directors for many years. King's Ransom can be found at the AGTA shows in Tucson and Las Vegas and at the SNAG show (Society of North American Goldsmiths). ...
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  • Pearl Scorpion - Emiko Pearls International

    Pearl Scorpion - Emiko Pearls International

    There are other designers that are noted for occasionally turning pearls into jeweled critters, but Emiko Pearls always has a virtual Noah's ark of glorious gem encrusted pearl animals and insects.

    Last February, at the AGTA GemFair in Tucson, Ron Greenidge was very generous in allowing several photographs to be taken to share with Pearl Guide as Pearls of the Week. This perfectly detailed enormous scorpion pin is the first to be featured.


    Photo: Blaire B...
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  • Shaded Pearl Bracelet - Utopia Jewels

    Shaded Pearl Bracelet - Utopia Jewels

    Shaded Pearl Bracelet - Utopia Jewels

    One look at their first display case at the Couture Show in Las Vegas, and I fell in love. This bracelet was my introduction to a brand that knows how to combine gemstones with pearls in a very big way. I invite you to visit their website and I am putting the link here, upfront, because they have a very entertaining introductory video that is not to be missed: http://www.utopia-jewels.com


    Photo: Blaire Beavers More je...
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  • Keshi Flower Brooch - Kojima Pearl

    Keshi Flower Brooch - Kojima Pearl

    Sarah Canizzaro, of Kojima Pearl, has been offering these breathtaking brooches for the last few years and it's a lucky group of pearl-lovers that own them.



    Sarah and her husband, Mounir, have been busy creating a wealth of artistic pearl jewelry, custom pieces and special requests. Sarah has been in the pearl world all of her adult life and you couldn't hope to meet a more interesting or knowledgeable person.

    www.KojimaPearl.com is a destination website...
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  • A Baroque Pearl That Will Make You Smile - Cynthia Renee

    A Baroque Pearl That Will Make You Smile - Cynthia Renee

    A jewelry collector client brought an unusual 26mm baroque pearl to designer Cynthia Renee. That pearl inspired a very cheerful creation - "The Smile".



    Rose gold surrounds the pearl, flowing organically, and enhancing the lovely iridescence.

    Cynthia Renee is one of my favorite designers and she has a way with pearls, as seen in this stalker-shot from the AGTA GemFair in Las Vegas. Cynthia is wearing her "Calligraphy" earrings with pink tourmaline,...
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  • Bigger than a Walnut - Paspaley Baroque South Sea Pearl!

    Back in 2007, members of the GIA Alumni Pearl Tour happily invaded the private grading rooms of Paspaley, in Darwin, Australia, where we were shown the special pearls.

    This pearl was amazing, not only for it's size, but for the orient shimmering on the surface. I have long imagined how I would set it as a pendant with a very long chain so it could be touched and admired. In wilder fantasies, I imagined how magnificent it would look atop a scepter! You can see their Sout...
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  • South Sea Keshi Earrings - Golconda

    South Sea Keshi Earrings - Golconda

    Reema Keswani, Golconda founder and designer, has a way with gems and color, but especially with pearls. A former prot?g? of the exquisite Harry Winston jewelry designer A.V. Shinde, Reema demonstrates the skills of an old-world master, while creating designs that refect the woman of today.



    These graceful handmade earrings feature golden South Sea keshi pearls.

    Visit www.golcondajewelry.com and sign up for Reema's insightful newsletter....
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  • Objects Organique Orchids - K. Brunini Jewels

    Objects Organique Orchids - K. Brunini Jewels

    Katey Brunini could very well be the world?s coolest person. An adventurer with a passion for nature, she can be counted on to create jewelry that encompasses the edgy to the lyrical. Here is an orchid, carved from bone, featured in the Couture Show awards display under the category ?Innovative?.



    And more at the K. Brunini Jewels booth.
    After subconsciously imprinting these pearl-adorned flowers, I was half-expecting to see the real thing sport little pear...
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  • Golden South Sea Pearl Bracelet - Jewelmer

    Golden South Sea Pearl Bracelet - Jewelmer

    Dazzling pearl jewelry is a hallmark of the Jewelmer pearl company and this gemstone-encrusted bracelet seen at the Couture show in Las Vegas was no exception.



    Happy Dreams, Pearl Lovers!

    www.jewelmer.com...
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  • Pearls of the Week - Alishan

    Pearls of the Week - Alishan

    Alishan Halebian designs sculptural and sensuous jewelry. Having seen some great Alishan pearl pieces in the past, I hurried over to the new JCK Tucson show to find his booth. These thrilling rings are the inaugural Pearl Jewels of the Week. Alishan and his wife, Lydia Tutunjian are lovely people, always willing to help. Lydia arranged the South Sea and Tahitian pearl rings for this photograph. You can see more at their website, AlishanOnline.com, on their Facebook page, or at JCK shows. ...
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  • Cibjo webinar/discussion on origins of gemstones
    by CortezPearls
    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
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    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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    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...
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    by CortezPearls
    New York, NY – Feb. 9, 2021. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has announced the U.S. and international winners of its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC).

    On Saturday, Feb. 6, judges Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier; and Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan (whose store will show and offer for sale the winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice); inspected 19 live U.S. division...
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    by GemGeek
    Carolyn Ehret operates Ehret Design Gallery on eBay, a favorite of our members, and myself! If you find yourself having to wait for a car repair or a delayed appointment, I can practically guarantee that the time will fly by while you look at the fun items on her site. Of course, looking can be dangerous to your pocketbook. This is also a great place to find a few gems to add to a necklace or earrings--or just to source beautiful and unusual pearls. I had Carolyn add gold spacer beads and finding...
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    by GemGeek
    Looking through photos from this summer, I noticed that all the photos where I am wearing pearls are the ones where I am joyous and glowing. Could there be a transfer of radiance from the pearls to the wearer? Can pearls fill the soul with visible happiness? I'm not sure, but I love my self-purchase of pearls from little h beyond measure.

    Happy Blaire, followed by closeups of the pearls...

    Non-glam photos, but nothing shows color like a white paper towel!
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