At this site is a summary of an article I contributed to describing the pearl rush
of 1890's. At this time pearls were 4x more expensive than diamonds and owned by
many in royality. In Kuntz's book he describes the pearls of Wisconsin as the finest in the world. The article is a summary. Those interested if they send me their address I'll mail them a magazine. As a side light if there is any Bunde Upmeyer information out
there I would appreciate it.