Category: pearls

A Meditation On Cultured Pearls

By Richard W. Wise, G.G. ©2017 Part I I began my career as a faceted stone man. It took me a long time to warm up to pearls. A fine diamond will blast you with brilliance and a ruby will step right up and sock you in the eye. Not so the pearl! Pearls seemed…
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Review of Secrets Of The Gem Trade (2nd Edition) On

I wrote a book review for the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Having said what I felt about this book from the standpoint of a gemologist and appraiser, I then had a very hard time writing a different review for Pearl Guide. So, rather than sit with writer’s block indefinitely, I am sharing my NAJA…
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World Gem Foundation Review of Secrets Of The Gem Trade (Second Edition)

When it comes to books or music or anything else for that matter, one does not have to exist at the exclusion of others. In my opinion, they can happily co-exist and are often complimentary to other. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses and these should be embraced rather than discounted. There are several…
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