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  • A Klimt Painting or A Pearl Necklace?
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    A Klimt Painting or A Pearl Necklace?

    July 14th 2012 is the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt's birth. The Austrian painter is best known for his sensual paintings and sketches of the fe...

  • In Search of Black Pearls
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    In Search of Black Pearls

    2011 is the 50th anniversary of the first successful experiment to grow cultured pearls in French Polynesia. Jean-Marie Domard, a Frenchman who had...

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
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    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    The pearl really is one of nature’s true wonders. The reflections of light from thin translucent layers beneath a pearl’s surface create a serie...

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