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Ok!  So here is where we are going to start!  You want to know why I love pearls?  Let's lay down the foundation and you will see!

Get ready, cause it is a story about unexpected hardships and invasion.  It is a story that each of us will identify with and choose the outcome!   So let's begin....

 

The story of the Pearl....

The old theory that the pearl is formed by a grain of sand entering the oyster, has generally been abandoned. Scientific research has shown that the origin of the pearl starts when a minute parasite, or other intruder, bores its way into the fleshy portion of the animal which, in self protection, encloses it in a substance called nacre to stop its further threat to the life of the molusk.   This intruder is covered with layers of nacre.... year after year.... and as the mollusk grows, the fleshy pouch expands to accommodate the increasing size of the newly formed pearl. As the mantle is constantly in motion, the pearl is slowly turned or revolved in its fold.  This distributes the layers of nacre evenly upon its surface....which gives it the beauty for all to behold!

Here is a ittle video that describes the process:  

 

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