Pearl Newsletter: Margaritologia
The newsletter, published four times a year in English and German, in print and electronic versions, offers a forum for pearl research findings and news. Topics range from science and history to pearl grading and testing, farming, and market conditions. The first issue, published in October, featured articles on Vietnamese cultured pearls, DNA fingerprinting of pearls, the International Gemmological Conference in Hanoi, Spondylus pearls, a Mikimoto necklace, and a museum exhibition in Mecklenburg, Germany.
A yearly subscription to Margaritologia is €70, with a discounted rate for CPAA or NAJA members. More information can be found at www.gemmologisches-institut-hamburg.de.
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