Pearl

The Origins of Pearl Culturing

The Origins of Pearl Culturing

June 13, 2019

Pearl culturing is the process where a nucleus (shell bead) or nuclei are inserted into a mollusk, which is an invertebrate animal with a soft, unsegmented body enclosed by a calcareous shell of one or more pieces. The mollusk will then coat the nucleus with nacre, and this will help create a larger pearl in a smaller fraction of the usual time.

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An Introduction to Pearls, June's Birth Gem

An Introduction to Pearls, June's Birth Gem

June 06, 2019

Not only is pearl the birthstone for June, but it is also the gem representing the 3rd and 30th anniversaries. The main types of pearl used in jewelry are Akoya, Tahitian, South Sea, and fresh water.

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