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    This is not a pearl.



    The giant clam, Tridacna gigas, is under attack. The rumor mill never rests on the subject of giant clam “pearls”. They are supposed to be worth millions, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Clam pearls, technically calcareous concretions, do exist. Good clam ...
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    Two years ago, designer Hisano Shepherd acquired 1mm faceted lapis lazuli stones, but was waiting on the right pearls and the right settings to create a new line. When she recently found 22K gold granules, she achieved her vision: "I was thinking of the golden specks you see in lapis". ...
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    It's that time again! The 10th annual Pearl Guide Ruckus begins Friday, July 27th in Marina del Rey, California.

    Not only is this the 10th annual ruckus, but it is the biggest one we have ever had - by a factor of two!

    We are so excited to welcome Pearl-Guide members from around the world for a weekend of Pearling Fun!

    Details!


    Ruckus Schedule

    July 27th

    3:00 pm – Check-in at Hilton Garden Inn, 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, ...
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    We've seen plenty of opalized shells, so it only makes sense that they would find opalized pearls! Discussions are underway to devise a plan to get these pearls a showing in Tucson next year.


    This ...
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    The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has just announced the start of the 9th annual, international pearl design competition.



    Driven by the new Executive Director Jennifer Heebner,
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    The Swiss Gemmological Institue of Basel, Switzerland, has recently released a new online research library covering research they've done of the last few decades. Though often very academic ...
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    Here is the perfect marriage of deep golden, lustrous, large and perfectly round pearls. The Palawan strand is an achievement that represents decades of work and the commitment of hundreds of people.



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