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    Co-Founder: Cortez Pearls Senior Guide Member CortezPearls's Avatar
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    Default The Hunt for the Pearl of Lao Tzu!

    Pearls always have an interesting story to share. Some -like La Peregrina- have an amazing history behind them, and others have a story shrouded in time, mystery and deceit! This is the case of the "Pearl of LaoTzu " that is said to have been cultured by Lao Tzu himself inside a#Giant Clam (Tridacna giga ) and was even to be given as a gift to Saddam Hussein by Osama Bin Laden
    FakeNews are not new! But this full-fledged story makes for a fun and interesting read in Pearldom
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...ign=pockethits

    Sorry for the typo on the title...it's HUNT not Hiunt
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    Second-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member ericw's Avatar
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    Thank you for sharing, CortezPearls.
    Reading such crazy story, Lao-tseu would be turning in his grave!
    Last edited by ericw; 05-14-2018 at 09:07 PM.

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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert amti's Avatar
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    That was a long read of one deception after another. I wonder how people like that can live with themselves. It reminds me a bit about the recent video I saw about how the diamond was marketed and how their advertising changed people's perspective on engagement rings.

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