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    Saltwater Pearls Defined
    A saltwater pearl is a pearl produced by a saltwater mollusk in a saline environment.

    Traditional Saltwater Pearls

    Traditionally, most pearls were gathered from saltwater-dwelling ...
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    More than 7000 Members Strong
    Established in 2003, Pearl-Guide.com is an International confederation of natural and cultured pearl dealers, pearl farmers, traders, wholesalers, hobbyists, authors, and consumers. With more than 7000 members from around the world contributing ...
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    Kevin Canning is a master at finding treasures at the Hong Kong trade show. This one of a kind dream Freshwater "ripple" strand has been ...
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    The Pearl Necklace Comes In Many Sizes And Colors
    The "classic" piece of pearl jewelry is, of course, the pearl necklace. Akoya pearls are the most traditional type of pearl used in necklaces, but freshwater pearls, Black Tahitian pearls, and large South Sea pearls are also used, often to stunning effect.

    Akoyas, of course, exhibit the traditional ...
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    Cultured Pearls Defined
    A cultured pearl is any pearl grown with the influence of human intervention.

    Cultured Pearl Formation
    A pearl is formed when a small irritant or parasite penetrates and lodges in the mantle tissue of a mollusk. In response, a substance ...