CIBJO invites you to join the 19th Home Gemmology webinar,
looking at history and background of cultured pearls

Taking place in two sessions on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the upcoming Home Gemmology webinar will be presented by Rui Galopim de Carvalho, and co-hosted by Edward Johnson. It will provide an overview of the vast world of cultured pearls.

The webinar will look at the development of the cultured pearl industry, from the very early attempts to farm and harvest pearls in a controlled environment by Mikimoto in Japan in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It will examine subsequent trials involving different types of molluscs, both saltwater and freshwater, in other parts of the world.

Participants will be introduced to the various cultured pearl varieties, and the relationship with the molluscs that grow them. The webinar will cover saltwater Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian, Fijian and the Sea of Cortez, and several freshwater varieties. Keshi pearls will also be discussed, as will cultured pearl nomenclature.

Photo credits: The Pearl Dagger sculpture by Ian Fabre © Enzo Liverino

Register in advance for one of the two FREE webinar sessions

SESSION 1: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
10:00 AM London/Lisbon, 11:00 AM Paris/Berlin, 2:30 PM Mumbai, 5:00 PM Hong Kong/Shanghai, 7:00 PM Sydney

SESSION 2: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
10:00 AM Los Angeles, 1:00 PM New York, 6:00 PM London/Lisbon, 7:00 PM Paris/Berlin, 10:30 PM Mumbai

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on Zoom.
CIBJO  is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organisations. CIBJO's purpose is to encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide. CIBJO's chief mission is to protect consumer confidence in the industry. CIBJO is the sole jewellery industry organisation to have Special Consultative Status with the United Nation's Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the UN Global Compact.