PEARL

AN ORGANIC GEM MATERIAL FOUND IN OYSTERS AND MUSSELS. SINCE 1913, PEARLS ARE CULTURED MEANING THAT A NUCLEUS IS INSERTED IN A FARMED MOLLUSC. THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF CULTURED PEARLS: AKOYA CULTURED PEARLS, FRESHWATER CULTURED PEARLS, SOUTH SEA CULTURED PEARLS ARE SOME EXAMPLES.