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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Luvglitz's Avatar
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    Default New course on cultured pearls

    The Cultured Pearl Association of America is offering a course in all types of cultured pearls. It can be found at
    pearlsasone.org. At the moment you can sign up for the course for free. It is fairly comprehensive and covers Akoya, fresh water, Tahitian, SS and goldens. Just a wealth of information and history as well as pictures and videos. I couldn't stop reading. I feel it is a fabulous resource.

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    Thank you for this info. I will be signing up.

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    It isn't quite finished yet. There are several more sections and tests we are adding, but wanted to have it up in time for the Ruckus!

    The announcement will be coming soon!

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    It is looking great so far, Jeremy.

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    This looks wonderful! Thank you so much for the free registration, too, I just signed up. Looking forward to working my way through it.
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    I did too. Ive enjoyed it so far as well.

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    I read through it all yesterday -- it's good! Nice videos (some I recognized) and photos as well. Lots of typos though.

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    I too read through it...really wonderful information. Thanks for making it available to us!

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    I read it all, too. Very informative!

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    Started reading today, love!

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    So much good information ! I'm half way through .. I was thinking that this is like a Beta test and so my comments are not meant for publishing .. just a few thoughts on the sections lol
    Last edited by Katbran; 08-01-2016 at 04:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katbran View Post
    So much good information ! I'm half way through .. I was thinking that this is like a Beta test and so my comments are not meant for publishing .. just a few thoughts on the sections lol

    That's right, PG members are getting the first look at the course. At the moment comments are sent to us, but in most cases we won't publish them -- unless it makes sense to make them visible.
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    I just finished. My only suggestion would be to include more pictures please! Fine vs not so fine specimens maybe of each pearl type, and maybe pictures of the different color variations (maybe along with examples of strong vs not so strong overtone, orient vs none). Maybe even pictures of different types of pearls next to each other with tips to tell the difference between them (as people often come here confused about that). It's hard when you don't see lots of examples of varying pearl qualities to be able to judge these things. I always hope to come out of courses being able to tell the difference between good vs mediocre quality examples of whatever I'm learning about. Sadly, every time I do this, my tastes become more expensive! (2-buck chuck just doesn't taste the same once you've tried a top quality Napa Cabernet!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmd2014 View Post
    I just finished. My only suggestion would be to include more pictures please! Fine vs not so fine specimens maybe of each pearl type, and maybe pictures of the different color variations (maybe along with examples of strong vs not so strong overtone, orient vs none). Maybe even pictures of different types of pearls next to each other with tips to tell the difference between them (as people often come here confused about that). It's hard when you don't see lots of examples of varying pearl qualities to be able to judge these things. I always hope to come out of courses being able to tell the difference between good vs mediocre quality examples of whatever I'm learning about. Sadly, every time I do this, my tastes become more expensive! (2-buck chuck just doesn't taste the same once you've tried a top quality Napa Cabernet!)
    Excellent advice!

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    I loved the idea of this Course and the way Kevin & Jeremy presented it at this year's Pearl Ruckus. Both of you have done a tremendous job and I want to thank you -on behalf of myself and countless people- for this Amazing Benefit.
    Thank you again and KUDOS!
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