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    Imagine a place where the finest natural pearls have been harvested and treasured for centuries and you might have an idea of how audacious and exciting it is for cultured pearls to be grown in the heart of this legendary natural pearl harvesting region. More importantly, pearls are farmed using the renowned Pinctada radiata oyster.

    Suwaidi Pearls farm, located in Ras Al Khaimah, United ...
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    This presentation was made at CIBJO Congress 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand by Justin Hunter of J Hunter Pearls, Fiji. CIBJO is The World Jewellery Confederation - a worldwide body which promotes Global Cooperation, Harmonization and Corporate Social Responsibility.


    On June 7th, 2017 at the UN Oceans Conference in New York the Honorable Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and Minister of Fisheries, Captain Semi Koroilavesau affirmed the Fiji Government’s sixteen voluntary commitments towards the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SG14) and its associated targets.

    Commitment # 2 - Creating a Blue Industry “Sustainable ...
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    Jewelry News Asia has just released the news: top honors go to two pioneers of the pearling world, Robert Wan and Jacques Branellec. There is no question that these men have devoted their lives to every aspect of pearling, from farming the most beautiful pearls in the world, to the creation of stunning jewelry to showcase their magnificence.

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    China has a lot of freshwater cultured pearls that need to be sold and eBay is a great venue for sellers to display their wares. Unfortunately, over time, many sellers have gravitated to using unscrupulous tactics in an effort to compete with each other.

    eBay users believe that they are buying real Tahitian, Akoya and South Sea pearls. This hurts honest sellers and devalues the real saltwater pearls sold by jewelry stores.

    This presentation was delivered live at the Pearl Guide Ruckus in July 2016, so you will not hear the accompanying talk, but I hope that you will find it enlightening.

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    EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The Cultured Pearl Association of America Inc. has held its governing board elections.
    The elections took place during the 2017 JCK Las Vegas. Outgoing President Peter Bazar
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    Late last year Jeremy Shepherd of Pearl Paradise held a drawing to send a lucky person to Bali, Indonesia to visit a pearl farm. The winner had to be a member of Pearl-Guide and to have completed the Pearls as One on-line course. Atlas Pearls and Perfumes sponsored the winner for five days in Bali. The airfare to Bali was paid for by Pearl Paradise and ...
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    Our dear forum leader Caitlin Williams passed away last week. She loved Pearl-Guide, our members, and especially enjoyed attending the annual Pearl Guide Ruckus - a kind of sleepover party for pearl lovers.

    Caitlin was incredibly special. Smart, funny, irreverent, talented and best of all, loveable. Here are some photos of Caitlin from Ruckuses past.

    (This photo was from the last ruckus in 2016)

    The first Ruckus, or "International Consequential Pearl Guide Convention", ICPGC, was held in 2009. Caitlin responded to it this way:

    "It was great to meet you all! You my homies! I can't remember a group ever, ever, ever, that felt so much like home. I love you all! My sisters, brothers, cousins, daughters, sons, nieces and nephews. It felt like being a Hawaiian ...

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