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Demand for imported cultured pearls has increased in the Gold Souq as Qatari pearls are rare, expensive and most are kept as exhibits or collections. The modern-day commercially produced cultured pearls dominate the Qatari market and their demand
Spring/Summer 2012 collection , which began arriving at U.S. retailers in April. The new collection, entitled Floral Nostalgia, features more than 100 new jewelry pieces that combine classic feminine details with contemporary designs and includes
It takes the dedication of committee members, parents and friends to transform 11 young ladies from "Precious to Cultured Pearls." The Presentation Ball of the same name at Churchill Valley Country Club Friday night benefited the Ivy Charitable
Some pearl sellers in the Gold Souq area are taking customers for a ride as they are passing off imported cultured pearls for the highly valued Qatari pearls to unsuspecting and gullible buyers, specially tourists. Customers should be very careful in
Salvador Assael, a titan of the cultured pearl business whose wares were prized for their size, hue and luminosity, died on April 1 in Manhattan...Louie Psihoyos/Corbis Salvador Assael, left, who popularized black pearls, here selects from Robert Wan'
Source: News Weird Magazine This is a 12,000 pound giant green pearl which is proudly displayed by Chinese citizens. They claimed the jewel is worth $300 million. Cultured pearls come in
Pearl expert Koji Kawamoto poses with some pearls he brought to Karats this week for a trunk show. According to Koji, only three percent of cultured or farmed oysters produce a near perfect pearl...Internationally-known pearl expert Koji Kawamoto
Jewelry Mother Nature Fights Back Published: December 10, 2010 In 1937, Louis Kornitzer, a prominent London gem merchant, published The Pearl Trader, a passionate treatise on the natural pearl set against the backdrop of a brave new world in pearling.
Three-quarter pearls are pearls that are not fully round, but give the impression of being round. They can be natural or cultured, freshwater or saltwater. When mounted, it may be difficult to know for sure whether you have a fully round or 3/4
Seed pearls are tiny, round, natural pearls, usually under two millimeters in size. They are rare today, but often seen in antique jewelry. They are sometimes cut in half to create a large supply for a particular jewelry creation, or to rmove