Gorgeous Genuine 6.5-8.5mm 16/17/18 Inch Freshwater Pearl Necklace Retail $1200 (China South Pearls Graded AA and AAA)
Includes 10 free gift - 10 new cotton terry towel in colors,
size 14"x30" made of 100% Cotton (Ringspun)
Ringspun Fabric: fiber spun prior to knitting so it is finer, softer and more durable
If you would like to buy more then one item I do combine shipping on all of my products.
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China bidder pay US$5 S/H fee, other country US$35 S/H fee.
Western union money transfer or please send your payment cash ( registered air mail ) on address:
42 Jiang Nan Road Nanning, GuangXi P.R.China
Zhong Qun Ying
Zip / Postal Code:530031
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Freshwater pearls are best known for their wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors, and their attractive prices. They are produced by the Hyriopsis cumingi mussels, which live in lakes and rivers in remote areas of China. The mussels are nucleated with tiny pieces of mantle tissue, resulting in pearls made of solid nacre. Roughly the size of a human hand, these prolific mussels are able to produce up to 50 pearls at a time, densely clustered on each shell.
The Pearl ~ A Cultural Treasure Through the Ages
The Oldest Gemstone In The World
No other gem has captivated people's fascination and admiration like the pearl. Diamonds may be forever, but pearls have been recognized as prized jewels for centuries longer than any cut stone. Almost all other gemstones are formed by mineral deposits that must be mined, cut, and polished to reveal their sparkling beauty. Pearls, on the other hand, are beautiful as they are - straight out of the oyster, high quality pearls have an intense, brilliant luster and shiny iridescence that are inherent in the pearl itself. For these reasons, pearls have become a symbol of wisdom and natural beauty. Pearls are a natural wonder that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern all over the world.
The Pearl was Prized by Rulers and Royalty
Julius Caesar limited the wearing of pearls to the rulers of the Roman Empire during the first century B.C. In the glory days of the British Empire, only royalty were allowed to wear these lustrous gems. Until fairly recently, pearls were still worn exclusively by royalty and wealthy nobility, as they were far too expensive for anybody else to afford.
Pearls have Always Been Valued and Cherished
According to some historical accounts, Native Americans accepted strings of beads in exchange for the island of Manhattan. A few centuries later, in 1916, renowned French jeweler Jacques Cartier acquired land there for his first American store. The price? Two pearl necklaces. This long and storied past only adds to the appeal of the incomparable pearl, cherished today as a traditional wedding gift, a birthstone, and in jewelry that reflects taste and refinement.