Tag Archives: Pearls

Pearls, Questions and Answers by Teresa Tkacik, M.S.N., F.N.P.C.

Teresa provided a very informative history of pearls, how pearls are cultured, the characteristic of pearls, and Faux pearls, which included a hands on demonstration of how to evaluate pearls. Presentation copy Recommended reading: Tears of the Moon by Robert … Continue reading

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In Memory of Frederick N. Ward GG (GIA)

RIP – July 16, 1935 – July 19, 2016     Fred was a loyal DCGIA member, prolific photographer, author and great friend to us all! Some of you may remember Fred as a world-renowned photographer, author, gem dealer, gemologist and a … Continue reading

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Tucson Wholesale Pearl Report – Lois Berger

Lois Berger GG, NAJA, DCGIA’s resident pearl expert discussed “Cultured Pearls”. Lois provided a brief discussion of the history of the Chinese Pearl Production industry along with a number of types of pearls being cultured by the Chinese as well … Continue reading

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17th Century Diamonds & Pearls – Dr. Brenda Foreman

Brenda Forman enlightened the DCGIA Chapter with the history of Diamonds & Pearls in the 17th Century. The 16th century was the time for goldsmiths, where ornate gold work was more important than gemstones. Diamonds were used in a table cut … Continue reading

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Tucson Gem Show Pearls – LoisBerger

Lois Berger GG, NAJA, DCGIA’s resident pearl expert discussed all things “Cultured Pearls”. Lois provided a brief discussion of the history of the Chinese Pearl Production industry along with numerous pearl strings of the many types of pearls being cultured … Continue reading

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May Gem Education Opportunities

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – Bobby Mann’s All Day Hands On Ivory ID Workshop –  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM IvoryWorkshop – This will be an All Day, Hands-On Workshop featuring an extensive slide program and each student will be provided with … Continue reading

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Tucson Panel Report

Since the Tucson Gem show is a “must-view” event, DCGIA devotes each February meeting to a “Tucson Report” where Chapter members who attended could exhibit items they purchased for “show and tell” and discuss prices, new trends, and impressions with … Continue reading

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