American Pearls (Paperback)

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First published in 1908, this volume looks at American peals and the pearl market at the beginning of the twentieth century. Pearls are glistening, solid objects created within the tissue of a living mollusk or other shelled animals. Pearls of the highest quality are categorised as gemstones and considered to be objects of beauty in many countries and cultures around the world. This volume looks at American pearls with special reference to pearl farming, value, shapes and colours, maintenance, and jewellery. Contents include: "American Pearls", "The Pearl Mussel and the Pearl", "American Pearl Fisheries", "Pearl Farming", "Value", "Dealers in American Pearls", "Care of Pearls", "Origin of Pearls", "Culture of Pearls", "Typical Pearl Shapes", "Specimens of Mussel Shells", "Mussel Shell and 68 Gram Pearl", "Necklace of Fine American Pearls", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781528712859
ISBN-10: 1528712854
Publisher: White Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2019
Pages: 70
Language: English