5 Interesting Fact About Pearls

5 Interesting Fact About Pearls

  1. Pearls are the only gemstones that are formed inside a living creature. They are formed when an irritant, such as a piece of sand or a parasite, enters an oyster or a mollusk, and the animal secretes layers of nacre around the irritant to protect itself.

  2. The world's largest pearl, known as the Pearl of Lao Tzu or the Pearl of Allah, weighs 14 pounds and is estimated to be worth around $40 million. It was discovered off the coast of Palawan Island in the Philippines in 1934.

  3. Pearls come in a variety of colors, including white, black, gray, pink, blue, green, and yellow. The color of a pearl depends on the type of mollusk that produced it, as well as the water and environment it was grown in.

  4. The value of a pearl is determined by a number of factors, including its size, shape, color, luster, and surface quality. The most valuable pearls are those that are perfectly round, have a high luster, and are free from blemishes.

  5. Pearls have been prized for their beauty and rarity for thousands of years. In ancient times, they were believed to have magical powers and were often associated with royalty and wealth. Today, pearls are still highly prized and are used in jewelry and other decorative items.

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