Facts About Pearls...Tons of Info

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Pink Pearls on Fence
Pink Pearls on Fence

The pearl is at the height of its perfection when taken from the shell; from that moment it never improves. When it is drawn from the depths of the ocean by the hand of man and given to the charmed gaze of the world, it is as complete and perfect in its way as the most beautiful work of art, and, whether as tiny as the point of a pin or as large as a marble, it is always as perfect, fully formed individual; it is always in its maturity.

Who found the first pearl? When did he discover it and what were his emotions? Was it found by primitive man? Very likely it was discovered by chance in a mother-of-pearl shell cast up by hte sea, or perhaps in a mussel in a brook. If this happened to an oriental country, the native must have already seen many equally remarkable objects, endowed with life, while the pearl could charm him only by its luster and purity. But, besides the impression produced by its beauty, it must have aroused in the soul of the discoverer the sensation of wonder which every new nad lovely object excites when seen for the first time. That primitive man appreciated the pearl is evidenced by the fact that it is found in the mounds and graves of the American continent, from the State of Ohio to Peru in South America.

Almost all pearls are in perfect condition for setting when they are found; all that needs to be done is to rub them with a damp or moist cloth or with a powder of finely pulverized small or broken pearls, and they are then ready for the succeeding processes. If there are any blemished, these can be removed by peeling or "faking," although few fine pearls require any such treatment; and then the gems may be drilled, strung, and set, and all that is necessary for their preservation is due care and attention.

There are several pages on KARIpearls.com that deal with facts about pearls: Here is a partial list of facts about pearls for you to enjoy. Still others may be found by checking out my KARIpearls Sitemap for More Facts about Pearls.

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Pearl Glossary
Various Links to Information about Natural Pearlsl
Links to Pages with Pearl Information
How Cultured Pearls are Made
Types of Pearls
Where are Pearls Found?
Visit a Pearl Farm
Links to Many Famous Pearls

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