South Sea Pearls — australia

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS

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Q: What is a pearl made of? A pearl is a natural gem created by a living organism. When a foreign object is introduced into a mussel or oyster the animal coats the irritant with a substance called nacre, the same material with which it builds it's shell. Layers of nacre build up to make a pearl. Q: How much time does it take to complete a strand? Strands made of Australian South Sea Pearls up to 15mm are often put together from one harvest. Exceptional strands often take three or more harvests. Some have taken much longer. But the answer is not so...

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Mother-of-pearl

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Mother-of-pearl has been used since pre-historic times for adornment. In the modern ages, it was also artistically used in marquetry, gaming chips, devotional artefacts, as a bead for the cultured pearl industry but also in the button industry, being rather popular before plastics came into action. Mother-of-pearl is the smooth nacreous iridescent coating on the interior of some molluscs and Pinctada maxima, the Australian South Sea pearl oyster (also known as pearl button oyster and mother-of-pearl oyster) has been a rather important source not only for the quality of the nacre but also because the wild shells have notorious sizes...

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What do you know about Pearls history?

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During Christopher Columbus’s third (1498) and fourth (1502) voyages to the New World, he repeatedly encountered native people adorned with natural pearls. 

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¿Hay alguna edad para llevar Perlas?

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Cada vez nuestras clientes son más jóvenes

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What do you know about La Perla Peregrina?

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La Peregrina”, probably the most famous pearl in history

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