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PEARLS BY THE BAY

Join us for our annual seminar dedicated to furthering pearl education! 

PEARLS BY THE BAY * SATURDAY MAY 18th 2024 *

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: CLICK HERE TO ATTEND 

(and stay tuned to our INSTAGRAM page for updates about THIS years' honored speaker lineup!)

Each year in May, we gather at the Casa Madrona Hotel in Sausalito, California.

We start at 10am with a light breakfast and coffee/ tea service prepared for the group.

Next we hear from a hand chosen group of pearl farmers, historians and pearl professionals from around the world. This lecture series is a fantastic way to not just learn about different varieties of pearls, but to meet the people who study and cultivate these gems. There is a heavy focus on ecology and the marine harmony which is VITAL to the health and existence of both farming and natural pearl existence. 

We have a gorgeous buffet lunch catered by Poggio's Restaurant, and a cocktail reception at sunset. 

Last but not least: We play PEARL BINGO for PRIZES, and trust me you will WANT TO PLAY WITH US. Every year, this is by far the funniest part of the day! 

There is plenty of time for show and tell, and catching up with your pearl friends. 

This is the only seminar of its kind .. dedicated solely to pearls.. and it is our honor to host this event. 

 

In past years we have heard lectures from : 

Douglas McLaurin-Moreno : cofounder of the Sea of Cortez Pearl Farm, Guaymas Mexico, Moderator of Pearl-Guide.com, Instructor for Pearls As One

Dr. Chunhui Zhou: Senior Manager of Pearl Identification at GIA, New York, NY
&
Artitaya "Fai" Homkrajae : Supervisor of Pearl Identification at GIA, Carlsbad, CA.

Matt Harris of MattHarrisdesigns.com : designer and pearl historian

Betty Sue King: Pearl Dealer/collector with 50 years in the business- owner of Kings Ransom, Sausalito CA

Fuji Voll: legendary 2nd generation pearl dealer, Pacific Pearls, San Rafael California

Jennifer Heebner: executive director of the Cultured Pearl Association of America

Alex Collins: Black Pearl farmer from Takaroa, French Polynesia, owner of Collins Pearls

KC Bell: natural pearl expert/collector, pearl historian with a focus on natural pearl fishing in Middle East

Dr. Araya and Jaime Maturana: Marine Biologists and Pioneers in cultivating cultured abalone pearls in Chile : Atacama Pearls

 

Please email me with any questions you may have about Pearls By The Bay! 

(or check Pearl-Guide.com threads for first hand accounts from past attendees!)

Please click here to watch some of our past lectures! 

 

 

Pearls By The Bay from the Sky! ⬇️

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6fAmJWfnPI