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    Or Margarita is the island in Venezuela where a lot of pearls came from in the past, Wendy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    Pearl in latin is margarita. From which we get Margaritifera margaritifera I am a margaritifera - a seller of pearls.
    Unionidae are the general family of bi-valve freshwater mussels
    Yes, but the Romans recognized the "unicity" of pearls and would refer to them as "unios" as well...the word "margaritari" coming instead from the Greek language, which was very much used at those times.
    The name Unionidae basically means "Unique family" or "pearl family" in Latin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cees View Post
    Or Margarita is the island in Venezuela where a lot of pearls came from in the past, Wendy?
    Both! The Island of "Margarita" in Venezuela is named that way because of the pearls they found there
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    Loved the articles...specially the photos of the artifacts and the paintings Thank you!
    This part of the 1st article actually gave me something new:
    The Romans referred to pearls by the Greek name margarita, and differentiated between various kinds. The largest and most beautiful were called unios; pear-shaped pearls were called elenchi; and when clustered together so that they gently jingled with movement—attracting attention with the noise—they were called crotalia, or castanets.
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    Thank you Douglas, I looked it up - “of sorts”, yes. Thank you for even distantly associating me with such wit.

    and speaking of wit, thank you Wendy for the links and the laughs!

    Pervigilium Veneris (an excerpt from The Vigil of Venus Thomas Parnell’s translation)
    ...
    Yes safely venture, ‘tis his Mother’s Will;
    He walks unarmed and undesigning ill,
    His Torch extinct, his Quiver useless hung,
    His Arrows idle, and his bow unstrung.

    And yet, ye Nymphs, beware, his Eyes have charms,
    And love that’s naked, still is love in Arms.

    Let those love now, who never loved before,
    Let those who always loved, love now the more.

    Wow.

    Never underestimate a Classical education. I don’t have one, so I’d never read this before. It’s wonderful. His eyes have charms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisa c View Post
    Thank you Douglas, I looked it up - “of sorts”, yes. Thank you for even distantly associating me with such wit.

    Pervigilium Veneris (The Vigil of Venus Thomas Parnell’s translation)
    ...
    Yes safely venture, ‘tis his Mother’s Will;
    He walks unarmed and undesigning ill,
    His Torch extinct, his Quiver useless hung,
    His Arrows idle, and his bow unstrung.

    And yet, ye Nymphs, beware, his Eyes have charms,
    And love that’s naked, still is love in Arms.

    Let those love now, who never loved before,
    Let those who always loved, love now the more.

    Wow.

    Never underestimate a Classical education. I’d never read this before. It’s wonderful. His eyes have charms...
    Poetry. Stirs things up in one's Soul they say! That is one unique poem.
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    My favorite part is the couplet... beware, his Eyes have charms...still is love in Arms.
    that seems more powerful than the last couplet which I think is more famous.

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the amount of donor tissue, these are fascinating facts.

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    My pleasure Lisa
    And that is what makes this forum unique...this special blend of pearl experts IN EVERY FIELD: Jewelers, gemologists, hobbyists, pearl-lovers, historians and even pearl farmers. We all have something to SHARE in our common Love for PEARLS.
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    "We all have something to SHARE in our common Love for PEARLS."

    - and our weird sense of humor

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    High five, Karin!

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