Saltwater pearls

  • What Are Tahitian Pearls ?
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    What Are Tahitian Pearls ?

    The most exotic and original of pearls are farmed in the lagoons of five archipelagos of atolls and islands, mainly in French Polynesia. Also known...

  • What are Japanese Akoya Pearls?
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    What are Japanese Akoya Pearls?

    The iconic Akoya pearl is probably the most well known type of pearl and is prized for the quality of its nacre and lustre and for its near perfect...

  • The Emergence Of Cultured Pearls
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    The Emergence Of Cultured Pearls

    Following the invention of the cultured pearl, a revolution began to take place in the world of pearls. Pearl diving and over-fishing in the late 1...

  • The Cartier Necklace And Mrs Plant
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    The Cartier Necklace And Mrs Plant

    In 1917 enthusiastic New-Yorkers gawped at a double string necklace of natural pearls valued at $1 million, and said to be the finest in the Western...

  • How Are Pearls Formed
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    How Are Pearls Formed

    A natural pearl might start with an itch, although most pearl experts now agree that the 'grain of sand' is nor more than a myth. When a small seed...

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