With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.The Definitive Buying Guide : how to Select, Buy, Care for aamp; Enjoy Pearls Antoinette L. Matlins ... Many pearls are subjected to extensive treatment, including the use of coatings. ... While some silvery-gray to black shades with overtones typical of other locations in French Polynesia are produced, many exhibit a distinctive bronze to ... pearls from the Cook Islands because they are produced in only two lagoons, whereas those of French Polynesia are produced in about fifty lagoons.
|Title||:||The Pearl Book|
|Author||:||Antoinette L. Matlins|
|Publisher||:||Gemstone Press - 2001-10|