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Largest Natural Pearl Ever Offered at Christie’s Dubai Sells for $254,500

One of the largest saltwater pearls ever recorded was sold for $254,500 at Christie’s Dubai sale of Important Jewels on Wednesday. The baroque drop-shaped natural pearl weighing 239.7 grains (59.92 carats) is set with a diamond foliate surmount and comes … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Natural Pearl Necklace

Appropriately for the Gulf, Christie’s Dubai sales have often featured fine natural pearls. A spectacular 8-strand graduated natural pearl necklace with a late Victorian diamond clasp, is a highlight of the sale with an estimate of $240,000-280,000. Composed of 63 … Continue reading

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A message from Michael Zibman, Windsor Jewelers

After spending some time looking at the remarkable natural pearls displayed in Tucson and talking about the history of these gems I was thinking, how does something like this fit in to the current independent jeweler? And then I realized … Continue reading

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For Japanese Pearl Connoisseurs

By: Tom Stern, M.D. Datu of Sulu and North Borneo Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace Stanford University Chairman, T. Stern Natural Pearls The rarest pearl on earth comes from Argonauta hians, of which only one pearl is known, … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Prepares For 20 Storms

By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) Updated January 18, 2011 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Admiral Wilfred Tamayo yesterday said that they are starting preparations early following the announcement of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical … Continue reading

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The Bao Dai Sunrise Pearl: The world’s largest and roundest Melo Melo Pearl

The Bao Dai Sunrise Pearl. Photo courtesy Mr Ray Chen. Diameter: 37.97 ~ 37.58 mm – Weight: 397.52 cts.- Color: Orange – Surface: Smooth – Sphericity: Loose, near round – Cultivation: Hundreds of Years – Shininess: Brilliant – Character: Of the … Continue reading

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Pearls and Oil

From Pearl-professor.com Pearls and Oil Of late, we’ve heard the constant news ramblings of the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the disastrous effects this has had on the livelihood of those living on the gulf coast of … Continue reading

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