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    Back in 2007, members of the GIA Alumni Pearl Tour happily invaded the private grading rooms of Paspaley, in Darwin, Australia, where we were shown the special pearls.


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    Five years ago, I had the pleasure to see and photograph several pieces of finely crafted jewelry that featured natural pearls. This was at a time when precious metal prices were rising to unforeseen heights and the recession was sending luxury spending to new lows.

    So, admire the jewelry maker that ...
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    Third in a series by Antique Jewelry Collector Paul Royse. See the first one here.

    Antique Pearl Jewelry that YOU could own - 1800 to 1850
    By Paul Royse

    By the end of the 1700's a great nation had formed through the American War of Independence (1775?1783), and another great nation was transformed as a result of the French Revolution (1789-1799).

    Transformations also occurred at the personal level. New ideas of freedom and liberty were in the air, and new forms of literature appeared. Jane Austen ...
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    Reema Keswani, Golconda founder and designer, has a way with gems and color, but especially with pearls. A former prot?g? of the exquisite Harry Winston jewelry designer A.V. ...
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    Katey Brunini could very well be the world?s coolest person. An adventurer with a passion for nature, she can be counted on to create jewelry that encompasses the edgy to the lyrical. Here is an orchid, carved ...
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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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    Dazzling pearl jewelry is a hallmark of the Jewelmer pearl company and this gemstone-encrusted bracelet seen at the Couture show in Las Vegas was no exception.

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