Pearls and Gems Jewellery... by Elise
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Pearls have been loved as jewellery for centuries. I can only imagine the feeling of wonderment and joy when that first person prised open that oyster to reveal its glorious natural pearl. What a treasure, what an historic moment and how romantic! (At least that's how I like to believe pearls were discovered).
A Pearl Oyster
Of course we will never really know who or how pearls were discovered for the first time or how they became to adorn humans as special jewellery and ultimately as a status symbol for the elite and royalty. Maybe they were so prized because at the time natural pearls from wild mollusks were not always easy to find and the pearl making process can be a long one. Additionally, pearl diving was a dangerous and specialist skill which carried a high price.The story of the pearl has a rich and global history. ... read more here »