Akoya Cultured Pearl Farming in Eastern Australia
Characterises the akoya cultured pearls produced on the eastern shoreline of Australia using native Pinctada imbricata fucata molluscs.
Gem Localities of the 2000s
The past decade saw some impressive discoveries of diamonds and coloured stones.
The Current Status of Chinese Freshwater Cultured Pearls
Chinese freshwater cultured pearls (FWCPs) are assuming a growing role at major gem and jewellery fairs, and in the market at large.
History of Pearling in La Paz Bay, South Baja California
The history of Baja California has been closely tied to the exploitation of pearls since the 16th century.
Cultured Pearls from the Gulf of California, Mexico
Black pearls have been found in Mexico’s Gulf of California since the area was settled more than 2,000 years ago.
Characteristics of Nuclei in Chinese Freshwater Cultured Pearls
There has been considerable debate in the gem trade concerning the nucleation procedures being used to grow large round Chinese freshwater cultured pearls.
Identification of Yellow Cultured Pearls from the Black-Lipped Oyster Pinctada Margaritifera
Although the Pinctada margaritifera oyster usually is associated with the black pearls cultured in French Polynesia, it also can produce attractive large yellow cultured pearls.
Culture Abalone Blister Pearls from New Zealand
The successful culturing of abalone pearls has been known since French scientist Louis Boutan’s experimentation in the late 1890s, but commercial production has only been achieved in recent decades.
Polynesian Black Pearls
Historically, natural black pearls have been one of the rarest and most exotic of gem materials.
Freshwater Pearls of North America
The American freshwater pearl industry and its new entry, the freshwater cultured pearl.