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Brian Sartini

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Pearls

Margaritas, Parasites and Hermaphrodites... No, it's not the aftermath of a crazy weekend, it's what you didn't know about Pearls! 1.Your pearls probably originated in the Mississippi River... At least their core did…  Cultured pearls are formed when a small sphere of mollusk shell, or “mother of pearl”, is inserted into an oyster by pearl farmers. The vast majority of these ‘seeds’ are taken from mussels that come from the Mississippi River in the U.S. – because they grow large, thick shells and the right size spheres can be formed from them. So while your pearls were almost certainly grown in...

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