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Natural Pearls Bibliography



Natural pearls, their nomenclature, formation and separation from cultured pearls

Several natural pearl strands and a large single pearl from the Arabian Gulf

Alexander, A. E. (1941) Natural and cultured pearl differentiation.Gems & Gemology, v. 3, no. 11, pp. 169-172.

Baroda pearls sell for record price (2007) Modern Jeweler, v. 106, n. 6, p. 26.

Campbell Pedersen, Maggie. (2004) Gem and ornamental materials of organic origin. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 268 pp.

Farn, Alexander E. (1991) Pearls: natural, cultured, and imitation. Butterworths-Heinemann, Oxford, 150 pp.

Federman, David (2004) Gem profile: black pearl. Modern Jeweler, v. 103, n. 10, pp. 55-56.

Federman, David (2002) Gem profile: conch pearl. Modern Jeweler, v. 101, n. 9, pp. 51-52.

Federman, David (2004) Gem profile: scallop pearl. Modern Jeweler, v. 103, n. 4, pp. 37-38.

Hainschwang, Thomas (2010) Natural pearls - quo vadis? (Latin: where are you going?). Gem Guide: Gem Market News, v. 29, n. 4, p. 1-7, 15.

Hänni, Henry A. (2008) More natural pearls tested in labs. Jewellery News Asia, p. 68.

Heebner, Jennifer (2010) Shell shocked. JCK, v. 141, n. 9, pp. 76-80.

How La Peregrina got its lustre back: Liz Taylor's pearl jam (2012) NCJV Valuer, v. 30, n. 1, pp. 7-10.

Hurwit, Karin N. (1992) Gem Trade Lab notes: Pearls, black, from Baja California. Gems & Gemology, v. 28, n. 2, p. 126.

Hyatt, Akira (2008) Gem Trade Lab notes: Pearl, white clam shell pearl with original shell. Gems & Gemology, v. 44, n. 1, pp. 71-72.

Hyatt, Akira (2006) Lab notes: Strand of natural nacreous and non-nacreous pearls. Gems & Gemology, v. 42, n. 4, pp. 264-265.

Hänni, Henry A. (2004) A necessary test for the pearl identification. Gemmologie: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, v. 53, n. 1, pp. 39-42.

Karampelas, Stefanos; Erel, Eric (2009) Gem news international: Rare necklace made of natural pearls from different mollusks. Gems & Gemology, v. 45, n. 2, pp. 149-150.

Karampelas, Stafanos; Fritsch, Emmanuel; Notari, Franck (2008) Gem news international: Natural pearls of the Veneridae family. Gems & Gemology, v. 44, n. 4, pp. 374-375.

Karampelas, Stefanos; Gauthier, Jean-Pierre; Fritsch, Emmanuel; Notari, Franck (2009) Gem news international: Characterization of some pearls of the Pinnidae family. Gems & Gemology, v. 45, n. 3, pp. 221-222.

Koivula, John I.; Kammerling, Robert C.; Fritsch, Emmanuel (1992) Gem news: Natural pearls from the New World. Gems & Gemology, v. 28, n. 3, p. 202.

Krzemnicki, Michael S. (2010) Eine neue Herausforderung fur den Perlenhandel = Un nouveau defi pour le commerce desl perles. Gold'Or, n. 6, pp. 58-61.

Krzemnicki, Michael S. (2008) Natural pearls: the beauty of diversity. SSEF Alumni Newsletter, n. 7, pp. 2-5.

Krzemnicki, Michael S. (2010) Naturperle - Quo vadis. Gold'Or, n. 9, pp. 69-71.

Krzemnicki, Michael S.; Friess, Sebastian D.; Chalus, Pascal; Hänni, Henry A.; Karampelas, Stefanos (2010) X-ray computed microtomography: Distinguishing natural pearls from beaded and non-beaded cultured pearls. Gems & Gemology, v. 46, n. 2, pp. 128-134.

Krzemnicki, Michael S.; Friess, Sebastian D.; Chalus, Pascal; Hanni, Henry; Karampelas, Stefanos (2011) Microtomografia computadorizada distingue perolas natura is das cultivadas com nucleo e sem nucleo. Diamond News, v. 12, n. 35, pp. 21-26.

Kunz, George Frederick; Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908) The book of the pearl: the history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems. The Century Co., New York, 548 pp.

Largest natural pearl offered to date sells for US$254 500 (2011) SA Jewellery News, p. 14.

Lawler, Andrew (2012) Pearl trade. Archaeology, v. 65, n. 2, pp. 46-.

LeCourt, Jeanne (2011) Questions on nomenclature for natural and cultured pearls. Le Bijoutier, n. 790, pp. 72-.

Lion's Paw scallop pearls (2003) Gemmology Queensland, v. 4, n. 8, p. 17.

Lure of the conch (2010) Pearl World, v. 19, n. 1, pp. 4, 15.

Marino, Luigi; Brilli, Mauro; Bellatreccia, Fabio (2007) Perle naturali e coltivate. Rivista Gemmologica Italiana, v. 2, n. 2, pp. 111-116.

Natural pearls with provenance (2008) Modern Jeweler, v. 107, n. 1, p. 20.

Naturperlen - Umzug nach Bern (2012) Gold'Or, n. 7, p. 67.

Numinous nautilus (2010) Pearl World, v. 19, n. 2, pp. 3-4.

Ogden, Jack (2010) At a snail's space. Gems & Jewellery, v. 19, n. 3, p. 37.

The pearl book: natural, cultured & imitation pearls ‑ terminology & classification. (2007) CIBJO, Switzerland.

Pearl expert shares Melo thoughts (2010) Jewellery News Asia, n. 314, p. 33.

Pearl wonder (2010) JCK, v. 142, n. 1, p. 66.

Pearls: a natural history ; October 8, 2005 ‑ January 22, 2006, The National Science Museum. (2005) Tokyo Broadcasting System, Tokyo.

Sciaguato, Roberto. (2004) Rare perle naturali: conch and Melo pearls. La Piramide, Milano, 112 pp.

Strack, Elisabeth. (2006) Pearls. Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, Stuttgart, 706 pp.

Taburiaux, Jean; Ehrmann, Jean-Paul. (1985) Pearls: their origin, treatment and identification. Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA., 247 pp.

A very rare melo melo (2007) Pearl World, v. 16, n. 2, p. 14.

Weil, Alice (2002) Natural pearls - bounty from the sea. SA Jewellery News, pp. 2-3.

Wentzell, Cheryl Y. (2005) Lab notes: large natural freshwater pearl from Texas. Gems & Gemology, v. 41, n. 3, pp. 259-260.

Wentzell, Cheryl Y.; Elen, Shane (2005) Lab notes: Unusual pearl from South America. Gems & Gemology, v. 41, n. 4, p. 347.

Wight, Willow (2004) Scallop pearls from Digby, Nova Scotia. Canadian Gemmologist, v. 25, n. 1, pp. 18-29.

Wight, Willow; Martel, Andre L. (2009) Freshwater pearls from Quebec. Canadian Gemmologist, v. 30, n. 4, pp. 87-.

World record for natural pearls at Christie's (2007) Jewellery News Asia, n. 275, p. 39.

Zwaan, Hanco; Dommisse, Herman A. (2009) Description and history of one of the largest nacreous pearls in the world. Journal of Gemmology, v. 31, n. 5-8, pp. 196-202.