Study Pearls?

I’m thinking about taking a Pearl Grading course at GIA (Gemological Institue of America). I have a friend who recommended it and apparently you can take the course on distance. You study both the retailing of pearls, matching, quality and differences between natural and cultured pearls. Since I’m wearing them all the time I think it would be interesting to dive deeper into their journey from the sea to being a part of my necklace. Maybe something to take on next year?

Here is a link to their website:

http://www.gia.edu/index.html

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