The CPAA created Pearls As One to:
• Have a positive impact on the global cultured pearl industry.
• Tell the story of the cultured pearl.
• Educate consumers about pearl varieties.
• Educate and excite people about cultured pearls.
• Educate and excite retailers and others who share the beauty of pearls with consumers.
• Give consumers a peek behind the curtain to show the romance, challenges and lives involved in bringing cultured pearls to market.
The mission of Pearls As One is to unify the segments of the industry as a single voice and to increase everyone's share of the global pearl market.
Pearls are one of the most misunderstood gems because industry educational programs focus primarily on diamonds and colored stones. Many accredited gemologists have very little knowledge or understanding of the different types and qualities of pearls available.
This CPAA Pearl Specialist Certification Course will change the way you view the cultured pearl industry and give you a thorough and completely up-to-date education.
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To take the course, simply log onto PearlsAsOne.org. Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming an expert in pearls.