Pearls Don't Lie on the Seashore: The Ancient Art of Pearl Hunting

Pearls Don't Lie on the Seashore: The Ancient Art of Pearl Hunting

by Anna Semiachko February 28, 2019

As far back as archaeologists and historians can perceive, humans have consistently adorned themselves. At first, this was done with hides, leather and plant materials. However, as technology advanced, a new age in adornment dawned – the excavation of precious gems. 

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The Immaculate Conception: Grafting Process in Pearl Farming

The Immaculate Conception: Grafting Process in Pearl Farming

by Anna Semiachko August 27, 2018

What has to happen for a pearl to be conceived in the oyster’s body?

It can be a result of two events: either it happens by accident in nature, when a piece of shell or sand gets in the oyster’s belly or if the nucleus (the pearl’s core) is carefully inserted in the oyster’s “pearl pocket” by a human hand.

 

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