Seminar: Pearl Types and Grading
Prof. Eva Kountouraki
This seminar aims to prepare the participant for the pearl challenges of the everyday trade. Obtain a correct understanding of how natural pearls form, and how the cultured pearls grow. Get familiar with the various pearl-bearing oysters and mussels, and discover all the characteristics of the pearls that grow inside their body. In this seminar you will learn the international pearl-grading system and all the pearl value factors that determine the quality and value of all kinds of pearls. Moreover, you will understand all the additional types of pearls found in the market, like seed, blister, mabe’, keshi, etc. You will get familiar with pearl processing and treatments as well as the common pearl imitations. Various types of important and valuable non-nacreous pearls will also be described.
This is a seminar of great importance for all the professionals in the wholesale and retail in the jewelry industry, for pearl buyers and for all the individuals that want to obtain correct and up-to-date knowledge. This knowledge will help both sellers and buyers make wise choices and avoid the –often expensive- confusion that lack of product knowledge creates.
The course fee corresponds to 38.000 OMR.