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The 2022 International Pearl Design Contest from the Cultured Pearl Association of America is Open for Entries!

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The 2022 International Pearl Design Contest from the Cultured Pearl Association of America is Open for Entries!

New York, NY – July 6, 2022. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) kicks off its 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) today, complete with another exciting collaboration with our retail partner the Aaron Faber Gallery to showcase (and sell!) winning designs. The contest is open today through Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.


SSEF Pearl Prizes!!! Check them out!

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SSEF turns 50 in 2022!
Test your knowledge (all the answers can be found on our website) with 10 questions about SSEF and gems and enter the draw to win three fantastic prizes.

First prize: ATC Pearl Course (value 1600 Swiss Francs) on 7-8 November 2022, with economy airfare and three nights hotel in Basel covered by SSEF. We are not responsible for visa or food expenses.
Second prize: A free SSEF report for one loose cut diamond, gemstone or pearl of your choice. Shipping is free if you...

Hawaiian Pearl Promoter Richard Fassler Passed Away

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With great sadness I found out that Richard C. Fassler passed away just recently (March 15th, 2022). I met Richard way back in 1994 when he was an instrumental part in making "Pearls '94" possible. He later became a welcomed guest at the pearl farm in Guaymas, Mexico, where he visited back in 2000 for the 1st Commercial Pearl Harvest. He was quiet, warm man with a big heart and a keen interest in seeing people and companies flourish. Ceaseless promoter of Hawaii's resources as a means for...

Tissue Cultured Pearls produced Experimentally in India

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After decades of attempts at tissue culturing pearls, a researcher from India has met with success. Dr Ajai Kumar Sonkar, an independent research scientist from Sangam city in Prayagraj, has been awarded the prestigious Padma Shri Award in India this year for his outstanding achievements in the field of pearl culture. Dr Sonkar is the chairman of the Pearl Aquaculture Research Foundation and principal investigator of the research mission in this field. His work in developing pearl making...

Pearls by the bay 2022!

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An intimate day-long event focused on Pearls & Joy

About this event


We will meet in the open air Junto Room at the Casa Madrona Hotel in Sausalito.
We will start with a plated lunch at 1pm. The event will be catered by Poggio's Restaurant and will include several choices.
(if you have food allergies, PLEASE email us directly).
Next we will enjoy engaging presentations by the worlds top pearl minds...

Eco-Friendly & Ultra-Luxury Pearls for Bahrain

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An interesting article was recently published in CNN, with the title of Eco-friendly and ultra-luxury: How Bahrain hopes to revive its natural pearl industry.

The article explains that the island nation of Bahrain (part of the Saudi Emirates) intends on reviving their traditional natural pearl fisheries and focus on the Eco-Friendly (sustainable) and Ultra-High Luxury market segment.

What do you think of this dear Members? Do you think a Pearl Fishery can be Sustainable?

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