Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 1

Pearls are Organic Gemstones Perfected by Nature and Possessing Unique Optical Properties that Cannot be Replicated by Human Intervention Pearls are organic gems produced by Mollusks such as bivalves (oysters, mussels, clams, scallops etc.) and gastropods (sea snails like melo melo sea snail, queen conch, horse conch, abalone sea snail etc), considered as gifts of […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 2

History of the Persian Gulf pearl fishery from 7th-century A.D. to modern times. This webpage is a continuation of the History of the Persian Gulf pearl fishery after the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th-century A.D. to modern times This webpage is a continuation of the previous webpage, “History of the Discovery and Appreciation […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 3

An assessment of the Gulf of Mannar region as another possible region where the discovery and appreciation of pearls first began The Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka is another very ancient source of pearls, and pre-historic people living in the southern coast of India and the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka might […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls- The Organic Gem Perfected by Nature- Page 4

History of the Gulf of Mannar pearl fishery from 7th-century A.D. to modern times This webpage is a continuation of the previous webpage, “History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 3” – dedicated to the history of the pearl fishery of the Gulf of Mannar, […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 5

History of the Gulf of Mannar pearl fishery on the Indian side of the Gulf from 7th-century A.D. to modern times. This webpage is a continuation of the History of the Gulf of Mannar pearl fishery from the Indian side of the Gulf This webpage is a continuation of the previous webpage, “History of the […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 6

History of the spread of the knowledge of the value and appreciation of pearls from the Persian Gulf region to countries of the west, initially to Greece and Rome, and subsequently to other western nations in the medieval period Pearls were undoubtedly first discovered and appreciated in the Persian Gulf region, and the knowledge of […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 7

The Use and Appreciation of Pearls in Europe by the Monarchies of Different Dynasties and Countries in the Middle-Ages and until Modern Times In the previous webpage details of how the knowledge and appreciation of pearls spread from the source regions such as the Persian Gulf to ancient Greece and Rome, and subsequently to the […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 8

The Use and Appreciation of Pearls by the monarchies of Spain and Portugal during the middle ages and until modern times In the previous webpage the use and appreciation of pearls by the monarchies of France and the United Kingdom from the middle ages to modern times were considered in detail. In France, the monarchies […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 9

The Use and Appreciation of Pearls by the Monarchies of the Kingdom of Portugal during the Middle Ages and until Modern Times. In the previous webpage the use and appreciation of pearls by the monarchies of Spain from the early 16th-century until modern times were considered in detail. The monarchies considered belonged to the different […]

History of the Discovery and Appreciation of Pearls – the Organic Gem Perfected by Nature – Page 10

The Use and Appreciation of Pearls by the monarchs of the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire, from the early 16th-century until the end of the monarchy in 1917, after the Bolshevik Revolution In the previous webpage the use and appreciation of pearls by the monarchies of Portugal from the late 14th-century until the […]

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