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Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Betty Sue King

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Jay is on vacation, so this Thursday, August 16th at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT we'll be airing one of our favorite recent MetalSmith BenchTalk episodes with Betty Sue King, the "Pearl Goddess."
About: Betty Sue King is the owner of King’s Ransom. Specializing in fine & unique pearls, she has over 30 years of experience buying overseas. Known as the Pearl Goddess, clients come to her when they simply must have the most remarkable & fabulous pearls.
A popular lecturer, educator and consultant, she is often asked to share her insights & expertise as a pearl specialist. In October 2011 she presented a lecture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She has spoken at the AGTA Tucson GemFair Seminars, Antique Jewelry & Art Conferences, Los Angeles County Museum, Women’s Jewelry Associations, GIA at Carlsbad and Alumni Associations, SNAG, NAJA, ISA, ASA, and College of Marin. 
Retailers appreciating their need to be better informed, call on her to train their staff about the wonders of pearls. Appraisers have her on their phone list to consult on current pearl pricing. Editors & writers of trade journals sourcing trends & new products find Betty Sue ready to share the scoop on current products and trends. Her collective knowledge of pearls is frequently quoted in numerous publications.
For more about Betty Sue, visit: http://pearlgoddess.com/