Category Archives: Pearls

Sensational Breakthrough by Scientists at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Culturing the Rare Queen Conch Pearls

Scientists at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute achieve a major breakthrough in the culturing of queen conch pearls, which hitherto had defied other research scientists and pearl culturists. Research Scientists at the Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have achieved a sensational breakthrough by successfully culturing high-quality queen conch pearls, a feat that had […]

List of Pearls/Pearl Jewelry/Pearl Settings that Performed Exceptionally Well at Public Auctions Arranged in Chronological Order of their Sale

In this webpage we have published an important table listing famous pearls/pearl jewelry/pearl settings that performed exceptionally well at public auctions, arranged in chronological order of their sale, begining with the Mancini drop-shaped pearl ear-pendants that sold at Christie’s New York in October 1979 and ending with the Seven-Strand Natural Pearl and Diamond Necklace, that […]

Important Tables on Famous Pearls of the World

The Need for a Dedicated Webpage on Important Tables on Famous Pearls of the World Our website has an extensive resource database on the natural and cultured pearl industries of the world, and has incorporated exhaustive information on around 130 famous pearls and pearl-containing jewelry, both historic and contemporary, and 10 dedicated pages on the History of the […]

Pearl industry during the British period in Sri Lanka

By Dr Ameer Ali, University of Murdoch, Western Australia. The Moors of Sri Lanka were involved in the business of pearl fishery and pearl exports during this period. Even though this industry was a government monopoly until 1833,the manner in which it was operated provided ample opportunities for the Moors to engage in the enterprise […]

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