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  • Pearl History Timeline

    Pearl History of Egypt We know that in ancient civilizations, long before recorded history, people adorned themselves with seashells and beads made from seashells. Therefore, it is not surprising that the earliest use of mother of pearl in jewelry occurred in Egypt, about 5,200 years ago. Mother of pearl was used to make cartouches and beads. There are rare examples of pearls in the paintings and statuary of these eras in ancient Egypt, but pearls themselves appear to have been uncommon in these an...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 04-01-2021, 10:08 PM.

  • Glossary of Terms

    Glossary of Terms

    Here's a list of Pearl-Guide.com terms that might help you understand our site better.

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  • Pearls in Myth

    The Power of Pearls Throughout Mythology

    Pearls have long been attributed with having great powers and have been incorporated into the mythology of every culture that has encountered them. And no wonder! Given the natural pearls' rarity, as well as their mysterious beauty, who could argue that pearls might not indeed be a gift from the gods?

    Different Pearl Myths in Different Cultures In Hindu culture, pearls were associated with the Moon and were symbols of love and pu...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 05:37 PM.

  • Tears of Mermaids by Stephen G. Bloom

    Reviewed by Doug Fiske
    An interviewer once asked Gloria Steinem, the co-founder of Ms. magazine, how her experience in the publishing business had changed her. Ms. Steinem replied that she had learned to believe a lot less of what she read. Generally speaking, people read nonfiction books to learn something they don't know. Readers trust the book's authors, editors and publishers to accurately convey information. For Tears of Mermaids, Stephen Bloom dove into a subject he didn't know and, in ...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms L

    Here is a list of pearl terms that will help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    L-grade: Letter grade assigned to low-grade pearls by Japan's Pearl Inspection Offices from 1952...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms J

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    Japan Black Pearl Promotion Association: Founded in October 1993, the association promotes cultured pearls from French Polynesia in Japan. ...
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    Last edited by CortezPearls; 03-15-2021, 05:00 PM.

  • Pearls and Medicine

    The Power of Pearls For Centuries, Pearls have been considered an ancient symbol of purity and perfection and have been regarded as powerful talismans and as amulets, used to protect the wearer against evil and poisoning, and to preserve health. From ancient China and India to medieval Europe and Arabia and in every culture in between, pearls have often been used for medicinal purposes, ranging from aphrodisiacs to cures for insanity. One legend said that a pearl placed in the navel could cure...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms F

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    faceted cultured pearl: Pearl carved to create rhombic or triangular surface shapes that produce a sparkling optical effect when the wearer...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms G

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    gajamukta: So-called pearl said to come from the heads or tusk sockets of elephants; also called elephant pearl. ...
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  • Glossary of Pearl Terms C

    Here is a list of pearl terms that might help you better understand this site and the discussions within the community forum. It is compiled from multiple sources and we believe it to be one of the most comprehensive lists available.

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    cabochon: In gemology, a usually round or oval shaped gemstone with a domed top and flat bottom; hence, a pearl of that shape. ...
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  • A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico PART 2
    by CortezPearls
    The arrival of the Iberian Conquerors

    The Native Nations had no real interest in establishing a commercial venture in pearl fishing and we understand little to nothing of the way they fished for pearls, since most of the information was either lost or destroyed during the conquest of Mexico. The rich plunder of the Conquistadores was sent to Spain and later dispersed all over Europe. The most significant information we have on the subject comes from the period of colonization of northwestern...
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    by CortezPearls
    A review: The History of Pearls in the Gulf of California, Mexico
    By Douglas McLaurin-Moreno


    Since unrecorded time, man has obtained many bounties from the world’s oceans: food, shells, corals, sponges, seaweeds, and the most desirable of all of these were the beautiful mother-pf-pearl shells and their valuable treasure, Pearls.

    Mexico has four species of pearl oysters inhabiting its coasts, two -the larger sized- on the Pacific side: the Panamic Black Lip...
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    World's Only Open Pearl Discussion Forum Pearl-Guide.com exists for the benefit of consumers and the trade. With the world...
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    by WayneCMS
    By Richard Wise I was fortunate enough to get an early Kindle edition of Richard Wise's newest masterpiece The French Blue. I also own a copy of Wise's Secrets of the Gem Trade, and it is one of the very few gem books that I've read cover to cover, not just skipping ahead to the sections about pearls. The French Blue is a completely different kind of work. It is a novel that begs to be read slowly, but once one becomes entranced in the story, it is nearly impossible to put down. Not for the f...
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    by WayneCMS
    Pearl World Journal is no longer being Published!

    Pearl World Journal

    Devoted to covering the pearl industry, Pearl World: The International Pearling Journal is the only English language publication of its kind. For 17 years the journal has covered every aspect of the pearling industry, from harvests, production, auctions, wholesaling, and education, to retail designing end consumer marketing.

    The Publication The journal is published solely for those inter...
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