Pearls are a worldwide phenomenon going back millennia. Fascination for these jewels of the seas and rivers transcends time and borders. Natural pearls have always been objects of desire due to their rarity and lustrous beauty. Myths and legends have always surrounded them, chiefly to explain the mystery of their formation. Read more.
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