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Happy Holidays!

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From all of us here at Pearl-Guide.com to all of YOU: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Suzanne Kalan Debuts Tahitian Pearl Capsule Collection for CPAA

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Renowned jewelry designer Suzanne Kalandjian of Suzanne Kalan Jewelry has collaborated the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) to debut a Tahitian Pearl capsule collection, Suzanne Kalan x CPAA Tahitian Pearls. Kalandjian debuted the collection at the 2021 Couture jewelry show, and by day two, all the pieces had sold out. Jewels sold to major luxury merchants all over the world, and a list of more have all placed orders.

Thanks to support from the government of French Polynesia...

Scotland's Bill Abernethy and the Last Pearl Fisherman passed Away

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In a sad note, this past November 26th marked the end of an Era for the UK's pearling tradition with the passing of Bill Abernathy: Scotland's last pearl diver and a man known for the dance in his Soul and feet, and for having found valuable natural freshwater pearls in Scotland's lochs and rivers before the pearl fishing ban.


He found the famous "Abernathy Pearl" (also referred to as "Little Willie") and many other valuable pearls. Passed away at 96 years of age.

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Pearls in the Web of Life - Part 3

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Pearls in the Web of Life – Part 3

In our last entry, where we learned that the outside of pearl oysters acts as a small ecosystem in itself, but now we will “dive deeper” into the oysters themselves to find that this pattern repeats itself -in a kind of Hermetic understanding of the “As is Above, is Below” law- but with different actors involved. And, if you ever had the opportunity to stare into a live and open pearl oyster, you would begin experiencing a calmness that emanates from...

Is the Pearl I found in my Clam/Oyster/Mussel Valuable?

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This is a Special Educational entry, but I believe it may be of value to some of our new visitors; it originates from an email I received just a week ago, but I have received this type of e-mails many, many times before... so, I will take this opportunity to have this information to the widest audience possible. The e-mail would say something like this:

Hello!
I'm writing from X country to ask you:
Some time ago I had lunch at a seafood restaurant, and I found a pearl inside a...

CIBJO’s just-released Pearl Special Report for 2021

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MILAN, ITALY: October 27, 2021 — With less than one week to go to the opening of the 2021 CIBJO Congress on November 1, 2021, the seventh of this year’s CIBJO Special Reports has been released. Prepared by CIBJO’s Pearl Commission, headed by Kenneth Scarratt, the report provides a broad overview of an industry that has been dealing with the dual challenges of COVID-19 and climate change for the past two years, with perspectives from Australia, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Mexico, Bahrain and...

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