Learn how to evaluate pearls, detect dyed pearls and spot fakes. All types of pearls are discussed–Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, Sea of Cortez, freshwater, abalone, scallop, conch, melo, quahog, giant clam, mabe, blister, keshi, natural, imitation, and cultured. Included in this full-color guide are tips on pearl care, clasps, and creative ways to wear pearls.
364 photos plus diagrams and tables
|Dimensions||6 × 9 in|