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    They say that Samira Sizdahkhani has an obsession with Tahitian pearls. Her admirers are grateful for the outward manifestation of her desire - seductive jewelry that ranges from dramatic to sexy, and even humorous.

    These pieces demand your attention.

    Pearl earrings bound in chains. ...
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    Tonight on NatGeo Wild at 10pm!

    Filmed along one of the wildest coastlines on the planet, this is the intriguing story behind the world's most exclusive marine gem: the South Sea pearl.
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    Hong Kong is, without a doubt, an amazing city. It’s filled with diversity—in people, food, architecture, fashion and night life. And most fascinating from my viewpoint—it’s filled with pearls.

    Hong Kong brims with offices where pearl deals are made throughout the year. Wholesalers and large retailers come from around the world to fill their inventory with every pearl type and quality. But the epicenter of Hong Kong pearl activity is the world-class show sponsored by UBM Asia—the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. It is so large that it is split between two venues, AsiaWorld-Expo and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition ...
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    There was a time when people were suspicious of the amazing colors coming from cultured freshwater pearls. There were rumors of something being seeded in the water, or dye being injected into mussels. The conjecture about treatment in the shell was dead ...
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    Here comes another award for talented designer Hisano Shepherd of little h!

    The AGTA Spectrum Savor Silver award for the bridal category goes to little h silver cufflinks with Geode black Tahitian pearls ...
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    Jeremy and Hisano Shepherd, and Pearl Paradise are sending one lucky winner to Savusavu, Fiji for the Pearl adventure of a lifetime!

    Mr. Shepherd announced on the Pearl-Guide Forum that he wants ...
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    Pearl Guide Forum Member, Kelluvpearls, made a visit to Fiji Savusavu to visit Fiji Pearls and created a thread to document her trip. To our delight, Justin Hunter of Fiji Pearls, joined the forum and shared a wealth of information on her thread.

    Follow along as Justin describes pearl farming in Fiji through photographs and descriptions (taken from many of his Pearl-Guide posts):

    Our shells - where the magic starts.
    Our oyster is a different sub species then what is used in Tahiti. Much smaller numbers of shells - but our colours are just funky. (Actually Dr. Paul Southgate looking at the genetics of our oyster - it is unique, official findings about a year away.)

    It is not easy farming pearls in Fiji.

    Some of the more dramatic shells we get in.


    Our Chocolate Diva
    This particular pearl really stood out in our last harvest. Satin finish - large size (15mm x 17mm). Makes me smile.

    Our first operation pearls average between 10.5 and 11 mm.
    Because we push size ...

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