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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Default GIA Debuts 'Splendour and Science of Pearls'

    http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsIte...e+of+Pearls%27

    Not seeing any reviews of this yet, but surely sounds fascinating! Also no info where to purchase and how much?
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    I know people who have a review copy, but I haven't seen it yet.

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    Now, it is possible to buy the book on online store of GIA.

    http://store.gia.edu/product_p/0201055.htm

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    Thank you very much, Hyun-Yoon Yoon.
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    GIA Insider newsletter had this article about the book:

    http://e2.ma/webview/msgle/35095f9b5...ae84#pearlbook

    I'm tempted, but I wonder if it's basically a coffee table book?

    Edit:
    From this article I found the link to the following GIA page with an article and 3 videos on pearl quality. I think they are worthwhile and educational (and you have to check out the knock-out Tahitian earrings!)
    http://www.gia.edu/pearl-quality-factor
    Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 05-19-2013 at 11:04 PM.

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    Anyone bought this book yet, your thoughts?
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    I am looking forward to seeing more about it. I wonder who wrote it etc. like we know who wrote most of the pearl course, for instance. The photo on the cover could not be more fashionable! Gorgeous earrings.
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    I see a brief review here by GIA Library staff:

    http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/SU1...ence-of-Pearls

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    Thanks very much, Pearl Dreams!
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    This book is in stock at the GIA store, $49 + shipping. I finally bought my copy.

    I understand there were only 3 copies available at the 2018 Ruckus and that it's going out of print. Anyone who wants a copy, now's your chance!

    https://store.gia.edu/product-p/0201055.htm

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    Yay, thanks very much for the info, PD! I scored a copy also!
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