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Experimental steps of DNA extraction and purification.
DNA Techniques Applied to the Identification of Pinctada Fucata Pearls from Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, Japan

Shows how genetic material extracted from small amounts of pearl powder can be a useful indicator of this akoya cultured pearl species.

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Nine “Concho” pearls with a Tampico pearlymussel shell.
Freshwater Natural Pearls from the Concho River, Texas

A rare look at freshwater pearls with a United States origin.

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Bracelet containing akoya cultured pearls from Australia
Akoya Cultured Pearl Farming in Eastern Australia

Characterizes the akoya cultured pearls produced on the eastern shoreline of Australia using native Pinctada imbricata fucata mollusks.

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Fall 2015 G&G: Trapiche Emeralds, Synthetic Diamonds and a Large Diamond Source

G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Fall 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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The Lure of American Freshwater Pearls: Revisiting the Latendresse Family

John Latendresse is known as the father of American cultured pearls. He was also a great natural pearl collector and left his family a remarkable natural pearl collection. The Latendresse family is well recognized in the American pearl industry and has long supported GIA pearl research. Come with us to revisit this family and their pearl collection.

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Pegmatite Pits in Nigeria
Gem Localities of the 2000s

The past decade saw some impressive discoveries of diamonds and colored stones.

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Cultured Pearl Farming and Production in the Federated States of Micronesia
Cultured Pearl Farming and Production in the Federated States of Micronesia

The current production of cultured pearls from the black-lipped pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) in the Federated States of Micronesia includes mostly beaded as well as blister and nonbead-cultured pearls in a wide array of colors.

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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.

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Pearl Species and Localities

Learn more about pearl species, localities, and growth, along with definitions for the 7 Pearl Value Factors™ and terminology GIA uses to describe your pearl.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewelry Industry

All jewelry professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewelry manufacturing center and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewelry industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewelry brands.

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