It takes about 2 years to grow an oyster that is able to give birth to a pearl and another 1,5 years at least for the pearl to form in its body. 3,5 years is the time to get a pearl of the smallest size, it may take up to 7 years to produce a bigger pearl. Only 3 % of the cultured oysters will produce a perfectly round pearl so valued in jewelry production. Patience and diligence must be the main qualities of a pearl farmer.
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Emirati archaeologists have made a historic discovery this month at Marawah Island, off the capital of the United Arab Emirates: what’s believed to be the oldest pearl in human recorded history. Excavated in October (2019), this exquisite natural pearl is carbon-dated to between 5,800 and 5,600 BC, that’s almost 8000 years old! Found at one of the oldest sites in the country, the gem was excavated from the location of numerous collapsed Neolithic structures. These have also provided researchers with ancient ceramics, beads made from shell, as well as stone and flint arrowheads.
For many people, approaching Halloween is almost as anticipated as Christmas or New Year. Getting to dress up in a beautiful or funny or scary Halloween costume and heading out for the night can be especially magical when you add beautiful pearl pieces to your look. Still, need some inspiration? No problem! Here are our top pearl-inspired Halloween costume ideas that are smart, fun and sexy. After all, if not on Halloween then when?