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, Mabé, 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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