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. Prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region & environmental factors but the basic formula is irritant is coated (mother of pearl)^

Chanel Spring 2014 - Details

Chanel at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014

Filipino Artist Carves Lustrous Skulls Into Mother of Pearl Shells

Filipino Artist Carves Lustrous Skulls into Mother of Pearl Shells

*grabby hands* Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

OLJEI : OLJEIピアス

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oxidized silver ring

Oxidized Silver Ring with 3 white pearls by Markhed - made to order allow 5 days before shipping - by MarKhed

Pearls are the oldest known gems in existence. It is said that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. #pearls #healing #crystals

°Pearls are the oldest known gems in existence. It is said that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens & became the heart of the oyster.

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