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Pearls are simple, organic and lustrous. Strands of strung together pearls have been one of the most desired gems of world for all time.
Pearls are created by mollusks. They are both natural occurring and cultured in a farm setting. They come in a variety of colors naturally, depending on the mollusk making it or it can be dyed.BIRTHSTONE: JuneoverviewThe pearls that are used the most are the white and cream colors. However, there is a wide variety of colors from which to choose. The South Sea and Tahitian pearls can be green, pink or black in both natural pearls and the cultured. Cultured pearls are farmed by inserting a piece of natural tissue that irritates the mollusk. The mollusk starts coating it with nacre and this results in a pearl.2206 BC
Pearls are first written about by a historian in China.653 fifth avenue
Pierre Cartier successfully offered natural pearl strands for a 5th Avenue mansion in New York City in 1917.Japan
Kokichi Mikimoto successfully cultures a pearl in Japan.QUALITY FACTORSThese factors determines the value of each type of pearl.luster
The pearl's luster gives the pearl its richness of color and reflective surface.surface quality
The most value is placed on the pearls with the least amount of blemishes.shape
The highest value is for round pearls, but symmetrical drops are also valuable.size
The type of mollusk that made the pearl is the factor in how large the pearl will be.
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