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A full year in the making ... Pearls as One

Over the past year I've been working on a project for the Cultured Pearl Association of America. It's related to something I've been passionate about for nearly two decades, and I proposed it to the organization in September of last year.

With the help of avid pearl researcher Caitlin Williams from Pearl-Guide.com, and the technical skills of my good friend Kevin Canning of Pearls of Joy, we've created something designed to educate anyone and everyone who would like to learn more about pearls.

Today we launched www.PearlsAsOne.org, with the support of the CPAA (I am now the treasurer and chairman of the marketing committee), Jewelmer, Paspaley, Atlas, J. Hunter Pearls Fiji and the Hong Kong Pearl Association. It's the first of its kind; an online pearl school, offering a CPAA Certified Pearl Specialist certification course.

I would like to sponsor all our friends who follow this blog. Anyone who would like to become a certified pearl specialist (yes, you'll actually receive a certificate) can join Pearls As One (for FREE) using the coupon code PEARL10951PARADISE.

Pearls as One

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  • Jeremy

    Congratulations! They will be mailing one to you.

  • Erin Soule

    Hi Jeremy!
    I enjoyed the course and just passed tonight!! I downloaded the certificate but it said one would be mailed to my address should I be expecting that? I didn’t know we needed to email anyone :)

  • Jasmine

    Thank you Jeremy! I will study well.

  • Jeremy

    Hi Christine,

    I checked on this for you and when you signed up, you didn’t input the code in the “Redeem this coupon” box and instead input your credit card number. You don’t need to input a credit card number if you use the coupon. It should have been refunded to you yesterday. If that boots you out of the course, just sign up again, but don’t put a CC number in, just use PEARL10951PARADISE on the payment page.

    I hope that helps!

  • Christine Burgess

    Hello Jeremy,
    I signed up for the course this morning using the coupon code that you provided. I’m really enjoying the course and have already completed 20%. I am confused at the free offer using the coupon though. I have already been charged 599.00 on my card even though it appeared on the sign up that they honored the coupon. Can you explain? I would love to continue the course. Thanks for your help.

  • Dcm

    So it is. I will frame it and hang it above my pearl collection of jewels.
    Thanks again for a great resource.

  • Jeremy


    The email address is on the same page as the final exam. I don’t want to post it here, but you can log back in and check that page.

  • Dcm

    Very enjoyable and informative, – I saw your free offer of a trail a while and ago and just completed the course this evening. Thanks!
    I know I saw somewhere that an email to someone was required for the certificate – darn if I can find where I read that and there is no contact address/link on the site – who do I contact?

  • TatianaK

    A fabulous resource! Thank you

  • Phil

    Wow, an online pearl school ! What a great move for the appreciation and promotion of the gem. Kudos to all people involved and thank you for free access. I achieved 1% of the program haha. So far, so good !

  • Andrea

    I started the pre-launch version and it’s really awesome. Well done, Jeremy and Caitlin!

  • Aimee D.

    Wonderful! Thank you for making it free.

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