Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. (...)

Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. (...)

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Rainbow Flourite Chips, 10mm White Opal Faceted Rondelle Crystals, 8mm Pink Opal Faceted Rondelle Crystals, 7-8mm Ivory White Rodelle Fresh Water Pearls, Silver Plated spacer beads.....Artful Evidence: Memory Bracelets

Rainbow Flourite Chips, 10mm White Opal Faceted Rondelle Crystals, 8mm Pink Opal Faceted Rondelle Crystals, 7-8mm Ivory White Rodelle Fresh Water Pearls, Silver Plated spacer beads.....Artful Evidence: Memory Bracelets

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Gorgeous copper colored Keishi pearls and Swarovski crystal strung on Soft Flex.
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Fresh water pearl and leather lariat boho by tulip3jewelry on Etsy
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Pearl and sapphire--German Kabirski absolutely fab. I love it.... Birthday coming up...anybody?

Pearl and sapphire--German Kabirski absolutely fab. I love it.... Birthday coming up...anybody?

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Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/123995016/multi-stranded-freshwater-pearl-necklace

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/123995016/multi-stranded-freshwater-pearl-necklace

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This handmade, leather wrap bracelet is a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection. The fresh water pearls are carefully strung on hand waxed

This handmade, leather wrap bracelet is a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection. The fresh water pearls are carefully strung on hand waxed

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