All Pearls

Not scheduled at this time

$249 + $95 kit


Instructor: Etienne Perret

The world of cultured pearls has come a long way since the days when soldiers brought home strands of pearls from Japan. Learn the difference between Akoya, Tahitian, Keshi, MabeĢ, natural pearls, cultured pearls and freshwater pearls. Consider design concepts for the wide variety of shapes and sizes that are found on the market today. Learn and get hands-on experience drilling and carving pearls to bring home with you. Learn to identify and evaluate pearls for size, color, luster and shape and understand their effects on pricing. 

Prerequisite: Open to all.  

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