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Friday, May 25, 2018

Pearl Catwalk

 Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:21:47 AM America/Los_Angeles By Zecheng Liang

Pearl Catwalk

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Pearl's origins and culture

 Thursday, November 29, 2007 7:16:51 AM America/Los_Angeles By Agnes

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Pearl's origins and culture

Pearl is a kind of ancient organic gemstones, which are produced by pear shellfish and mother-of-pearl shellfish mollusks. Geological and archaeological study has proved that pearl has appeared on the earth early 0.2 billion years ago.

Pearl culture has a long-lasting history. Among the long history of more than 5 thousand years of Chinese civilization, there are more than 4 thousand years for which the pearl has been recorded and entered. Since the Qin Dynasty, pearl has been the luxuries of senior officials and noble lords of the imperial court.

In history, pearl has long been a symbol of richness, satisfactoriness, happiness and nobility. Bigwigs use pearls to manifest status, power, money and distinguished identity, and civilians use them to symbolize happiness, peace and good luck.

Traditionally, the pearl is divided into three types, seawater pearl, freshwater pearl and artificial pearl. And freshwater pearl refers to pearls which are produced in rivers. China’s natural freshwater pearl is mainly produced in lakes of provinces in southern China, and Zhuji is a famous hometown to pearl in Zhejiang.

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Quality Standard of Pearls

 Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:48:56 AM America/Los_Angeles By Agnes

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S3 Glossiness of Pearls

Grade A, exceptionally strong glossiness, very bright reflected light, sharp and uniform, quite clear image
Grade B, strong glossiness, bright reflected light, object image visible on the surface
Grade C, moderate glossiness, not bright reflected light, object image visible on the surface but relatively obscure
Grade D, weak glossiness, reflected light of total diffuse reflection, basically no image on the dull-luster surface

S4 Fineness (Imperfectness) of Pearls

Grade A, no flaw, fine and smooth surface visible by visual inspection, extremely difficult to see any defect
Grade B, subtle flaw, very few defects on the surface, similar to pin point, hardly observed with naked eyes
Grade C, tiny flaw, small defects which can be observed with naked eyes
Grade D, flaw, distinct defects covering less than a quarter of the surface area Grade E, severe flaw, very distinct defects and severe flaws covering more than a quarter of the surface area

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