Pearl Jewelry Industry Vocabulary

Pearl Jewelry Industry Vocabulary

cultured pearl - a pearl created in a pearl farm under controlled conditions; "more than 99% of all pearls sold worldwide are cultured pearls"

culture a pearl -
a pearl is cultured inside the shell of an oyster

pearl cultivation - pearl farming; the process of culturing pearls

aquaculture - the farming of shell fish and plants

underwater includes: fish farming, shrimp farming, oyster farming, raising cultured pearls, kelp, seaweed, and algae

perfectly round pearl - "perfectly round pearls are the rarest and most valuable shape" in jewellry

Rather Round Pearl (RRP) - "In 2003, the company succeeded in producing a Rather Round Pearl and applied for a patent for its method to produce the pearl. The RRP is a cross between the distinctive South Sea Pearl and the Mabe Pearl, and it has a gold-rainbow colour"

patent - legal rights to use an invention and to prevent the invention from being used by others, details of invention must be revealed to government patent office (See Wikipedia)

sorting out pearls - the process of selecting out the best pearls; sorting them into different levels of quality
or grades

distribution - giving or delivering things to many people การจำหน่ายออกไป
pearl oysters for distribution to pearl producers

jewellery - nice looking things that people wear to add to their beauty such as necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and brooches

pearl jewellery - pearls have been popular especially in pearl necklaces for hundreds of years

producer - a company that makes or "produces" some good in their factory ผู้ผลิต

cockles - shellfish (clams) that live in saltwater and are used as food

breeding (noun) - the activity of keeping of animals or plants in order to produce young animals from them การผสมพันธุ์สัตว์เพื่อขยายพันธุ์ เพาะเลี้ยง

breed (verb) - to create more animals; raise animals for the purpose of producing more animals

coast - an area of land beside the sea ชายฝั่ง
breeding cockles on a coastal farm

annually - happening every year ทุกๆปีด
The farms can breed 100,000 oysters annually

fierce - very intense and very aggressive
competition among pearl suppliers is now fierce

freshwater - water without salt (as in inland rivers or lakes)

saltwater - in the sea or ocean (which have salt)

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Extensive pearl glossary

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