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    Second in a series by Antique Jewelry Collector Paul Royse. See the first one here.

    Antique Pearl Jewelry that YOU could own - The 1700's
    By Paul Royse

    The Age of Discovery, launched by Columbus discovering America, and Vasco da Gama opening the route to India, rapidly led to the development and expansion of global trade.

    Pearls soon began to reach Europe in quantity from the Sea of Cort?s (off California) ...
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    Provoked Baroque, a term coined by Doug Fiske, aptly describes the newest type of Tahitian pearls. It is now possible to skip the long wait for large pearls that grow in later grafts, while keeping the color and luster ...
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    Pearls have long been a subject of fascination ? beautiful gems produced by living organisms, with or without the help of human intervention. In the early 20th century, cultivation of pearls brought ...
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    All perfectly spherical. All luminous. All highly lustrous.

    Two are Hanadama-grade akoya cultured pearl strands, and one is a solid-nacre freshwater cultured pearl strand. Surprised? The time has come for ...
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    Douglas McLaurin of Perlas del Mar de Cortez pearl farm in Mexico will be a regular contributor with his column "Adventures in Pearl Farming".

    The Unexpected

    June and July are very special months here at our small pearl farm in the Gulf of California: the ...
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    Antique Jewelry Collector Paul Royse will be contributing a series of articles on learning about and acquiring antique pearl jewelry. This introduction is the first installment.

    Antique Pearl Jewelry that YOU Could Own
    Paul Royse

    Introduction ...
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    The AGTA Tucson show is filled with fabulous gems that compete for attention, but this necklace stopped everyone in their tracks.

    Painstakingly collected for twelve years, starting in the 1960s, this triple strand necklace of natural-color ...

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