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Cultured Pearl Round Table 2017

Betty Sue King, the Pearl Goddess, inaugurated King’s Ransom in 1979. After 14 years of classroom teaching she left the profession and created her wholesale business. Renowned for having pearls that extend the boundaries of opulence, she travels overseas several times a year to source her remarkable collection. Betty Sue King, was honored with the Women’s Jewelry Association 2017 award for…

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What Determine’s A Pearl’s Value?

lustrous pearls

The qualities that determine the overall value of a natural or cultured pearl or a piece of pearl jewelry are size, shape, color, luster, surface quality, nacre quality, and—for  jewelry with two or more pearls—matching. LUSTER Pearls with high luster have sharp, bright reflections on the surface. Of the seven pearl value factors, luster might be the most important. Luster is…

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