#thisispearl Nov. 2021 - Page 6

Currents with Kathy Grenier

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Sustainability Corner with Douglas McLaurin-Moreno

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CPAA Board of Directors, Member Directory, and Member News

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Trade Show News: AGS Conclave and the Hard Rock Summit

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Pearl Jewelry Trend: Toi et Moi Rings

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Foundation Member Advertorial Product Gallery

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Cover Story:

60 Years of Tahitian Pearls

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CPAA Affiliate Member Profile:

Ashleigh Branstettter of Ashleigh Branstetter Jewelry

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Pearls As One Student Spotlight:

Ricki Goldstein

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ON THE COVER

Tahitian pearl jewelry from the Suzanne Kalan x CPAA Tahitian Pearl Capsule Collection,

Photo by Daniel Simas

BACK COVER

Photo by Ted Morrison

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Ring in 18k yellow gold with turquoise and 11 5.5–9.0 mm cultured golden South Sea pearls, $15,600; Assael; email info@assael.com with inquiries

PEARLS STAFF

Jennifer Heebner

CPAA executive director/editorial director,

jennifer@jenniferheebner.com

Kathy Grenier CPAA marketing director, kathyspearl@gmail.com

Douglas McLaurin-Moreno, PAO English & Spanish Instructor, doug.mclaurin@outlook.com

Todd Gast art director, toddjgast@gmail.com

Richard Dalglish copy editor, rich.dalglish@verizon.net