Pearls are precious and beautiful, yet have always being in questions about its production theories. Once upon a time, people used to think that pearls are produced, when the oysters rise to the water surface during dawn and open their shells to collect dew drops that later turn into pearls. Again, in the 15th to 17th century, pearls were said to be oysters’ eggs. Later in the 18th century, the actual theory was understood that intrusion of a parasite inside the oyster later turns into pearl. From these pearls, YIDE Jewelry creates Pearl Necklace, earrings, pendants, brooches, rings and bracelets.
Other than the evolution process, let’s see what other facts these white lustrous orbs have for us:
Fact 1: Pearls are created by living animals.
Fact 2: Initially oysters born male, around three years later they transform into females.
Fact 3: Harvesting pearl does not kill the mollusk. They can be re-implanted for further production.
Fact 4: Production of South Sea pearl is extremely rare. On comparison, it is seen each year’s diamond production weight is 10 times greater than the annual harvest of Australian South Sea pearls.
Fact 5: The earliest record of pearls as precious was found back around 2300 B.C among the artifacts of Mesopotamia.
Fact 6: Pearls are unique in nature, i.e. no two same pearls can be found or cultured.
Fact 7: Recently, in Kimberley region of Western Australia, a 2000 year old pearl was found during the archaeological digging.
Fact 8: The most famous pearl in the world is named La Peregrina, which is pear shaped and 500 year old. It adorned renowned people such as Napoleon Bonaparte, King of Spain and Elizabeth Taylor.
Fact 9: The world renowned jeweler, Jacques Cartier, bought his 5th Avenue store plot in exchange of only two pearl necklaces, in the year 1916.
Fact 10: Periculture is the term for cultured pearl farming.
Post time: 11-30-2016