Pearls have been in the eye of the public for generations. The American Museum of Natural History has done a phenomenal exhibition on Pearls. Said to be "the most comprehensive presentation ever mounted on pearls, the exhibit weaves science, art, literature, history , and fabulous jewelry into the story of pearl-forming mollusks", this exhibition was live at the Museum back in 2002, but you can still have access to it online here:
In the months to come, I will be doing the same on my site. Stay with me! There is much to learn and so much to be encouraged about!