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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member ericw's Avatar
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    Are there any studies to explain pearl's death phenomenon? I have experimented a new glue, polymerizable under UV exposure, on a test pearl : some solvent in this glue kills instantly the pearl, up to deeply under surface, and I wonder how deep it does... It's known that aragonite is unstable and always turns in calcite after a long time, or quickly in specific conditions. Would it be possible that it is such a physical reaction which kill pearls, or is it conchyoline which is deeply attacked and stop to stick aragonite crystals?
    Last edited by ericw; 11-05-2017 at 06:39 PM.

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