These days the majority of pearl cultivation takes place in China. A small piece of nucleus is inserted into a freshwater oyster. A fully formed pearl can take six months to 2 years to grow and is made almost entirely of nacre. Pearls rank among the most popular gems in the world. Their serene beauty makes a perfect complement to flashier gems and of course, their distinctive appearance and watery origins have inspired pearl symbolism and lore for centuries.
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