A New Gem Show and a Rescheduled One Announced by AGTA for 2021

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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 be confirmed. AGTA CEO Douglas...

A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico - PART 1

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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 oyster (Pinctada mazatlanica)...

The Winners! The CPAA's 10th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC)

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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 finalist...

Sea of Cortez Pearls Visit the 2014 Pearl Guide Ruckus

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The 2014 Pearl Guide Ruckus was recently held in Palos Verdes, California - a fun gathering of Pearl Guide friends with talks, edibles, libations, and plenty of pearls. Douglas McLaurin of Perlas Del Mar De Cortez, gave forum members a "heads-up" that he was bringing "friends" to the party.

Post by Douglas:
I will bring a pair of friends over...many will hopefully want to meet them ;)

One is a Cortez Mabe Necklace, set in sterling silver and all-hand made, with 28 AA grade Mabe...

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