Pearls, Bronze, Buttons 7mm on 16-inch Strands


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    • Bronze freshwater pearls "button" shape 7mm on 16-inch strands
    • Most gems are stones, but a few like Pearl, Amber, Jet, and Coral, are classified as Organic gems, meaning they came from living things.
    • Pearls are formed inside bivalves (similar to oysters), which coat any foreign substance that gets inside their shell with a smooth layer of pearly nacre to reduce the irritation.
    • The Chinese cultured in the 12th century, but the Japanese developed it into an industry in the 1890s,  by inserting mother-of-pearl beads as the basis of their cultured Pearls.
    • Pearls were greatly valued in ancient China, India, and Greece. In Rome, only people of high rank were allowed to wear them. They remain among the most popular gems worldwide.
    • Treat Pearls with care, avoiding, abrasion, detergents, acids, perspiration, cosmetics and hair spray as well as excessive heat, light, or humidity.