A Brief History of Tahitian Pearls

The beautiful and exotic Tahitian Pearl has a relatively short history. Not that oysters were not naturally producing a few rare dark pearls, but the oyster producing them, the Pinctada Margaritfera, was originally more prized for its unique colors of mother-of-pearl, that glistening substance lining the shell of the oyster. The Tahitian Pearl as we…

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Understanding Precious Coral Jewelry

by Guest Blogger Rui Galopim de Carvalho, FGA DGA Gemologist, World Renowned Gemology Educator and Coral Expert Pearls and precious coral were among the very first gems ever to be cherished by mankind, dating back to the ancient civilizations. With coral, it was the natural beauty and symbolism of its red color and its branched…

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