It's no secret that June is the month that Jewelry Television and jtv.com celebrates the birthstone for June, the lustrous pearl. But did you know that JTV.com's Learning Library features a three-part article about pearls from none other than acclaimed author Antoinette Matlins, PG; Gem Expert & Author of The Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide and Jewelry & Gems At Auction (GemStone Press)? Read Part One of this in-depth article here, plus link to Parts II and III.
The JTV.com Learning Library article "The Pearl - Queen of the Gems" covers such subjects as:
- What is a pearl and how do natural pearls differ from cultured pearls?
- Pearl production
- Clarification of the terms "Natural" and "Cultured"
- Judging pearl quality
We know you'll enjoy reading this article from an industry expert, Antoinette Matlins. It is our pleasure to bring you quality education about the jewelry and gemstone industry in the jtv.com Learning Library.