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The Romance Of Akoya Pearls

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Imagine a full moon at midnight or a calm sea under the stars. The moon and stars shimmer, twinkle and glow with a beauty that only poets can truly capture with words. They have existed from before the very start of human civilization and give a solemn tranquillity that can ease the mind and calm the soul. Indeed, under the moonlight above the calm seas near parts of Japan can be found oysters that give us the shimmering beauty of Akoya pearls.

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How Pearls Are Graded

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Pearls can differ greatly in price, so it's important for anyone interested in pearls to learn how pearls are graded. One way to help determine the value of a pearl is to grade the pearls. As such they are usually graded on five different qualities; size, shape, colour, lustre and surface.

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Difference Between Freshwater Pearls And Seawater Pearls

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Oyster Shells And Mussel Shells A common query people have in relation to pearls is “what is the difference between a freshwater pearl and a seawater pearl?” A simple answer is that seawater pearls come from oysters and freshwater pearls come from mussels. When you open an oyster, you will generally find only one pearl. However, a mussel can have up to fifty freshwater pearls. So What Is The Difference Between Oyster Shells And Mussel Shells?   Our photos show a shell from the black lipped oyster from the Cook Islands at the top of the page and a mussel...

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