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    Tahitian Pearls Defined
    Tahitian pearls are bead-nucleated pearls grown in the gonad of the Pinctada margaritifera mollusk in French ...
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    Akoya Pearls Defined
    Akoya pearls are bead-nucleated cultured pearls produced in the Pinctada fucata martensii and Pinctada fucata chemnitzii
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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 ...
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