Amazing Facts About Pearl

By: Sonali Behera

A pearl is a hard, shiny item that forms within the mantle of a live-shelled mollusk or in the soft tissue of another animal.

A pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has deposited in concentric layers.

Pearl farming has become very popular these days as it involves less labor and in return provides high profits.

Pearl oyster business is one of the biggest profit-making businesses and can make up to 200 percent of profit.

Pearls are made by oysters living in seas or oceans.

It takes at least 6 months for a pearl to form.

Naturally colored blue pearls are the rarest pearl colors in the world.

China and Japan are the main producers of freshwater and marine pearls

The hyderabad city is the largest center for the trading of pearls in India and is known as the “City of Pearls.”

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