Pearls as One was created to increase the global market demand for pearls and pearl jewelry through education. The goal is to benefit pearl farmers, retailers, wholesalers, importers, processors, and the thousands of lives and communities the industry supports.
The course is broken into 10 modules separated into more than 20 subsections exploring all cultured pearl varieties, detailing their history, value factors, current production methods, and many of the people and organizations involved.
A sample of course contents include:
An Introduction to Cultured Pearls
Freshwater Pearl Farms in China
New Bead-nucleated Freshwater Pearls
Pearl Farms in French Polynesia
The Pearls as One Education Platform would not have been possible without the support and assistance from the top pearl producers and pearl organizations in the world including: The Japan Pearl Exporters Association, Paspaley Pearls, Jewelmer, Atlas Pearls and Perfumes, J Hunter Pearls, the Hong Kong Pearl Association and the government of French Polynesia.
The Course was created as a collaboration between the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Jeremy Shepherd of Pearl Paradise, and the pearl experts of Pearl-Guide.com.