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World’s biggest pearl

The most famous pearls. The largest pearl ever known was found in the Philippines in 1934 and is known as the Pearl of Lao Tzu. It is a naturally-occurring, non-nacreous, calcareous concretion (pearl) from a giant clam. Because it did not grow in a pearl oyster it is not pearly; instead the surface is glossy like porcelain. Other pearls from giant clams are known to exist, but this is a particularly large one, weighing 14 lb (6.4 kg).

Katy Perry, most famous pearls

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has a beautiful necklace with black pearls. Black pearls are very rare, they are valued in Europe, South America prefer the bluish, greenish or pink.

The Swan Pendant, most famous pearls

The Swan Pendant

The Swan Pendant is in Russian Hermitage, the dimensions of the pendant in the vertical and horizontal directions are 19.2 cm and 5.9 cm respectively. A large nacreous baroque pearl, which is almost oval in shape, constitute the centerpiece of the pendant, forming the body of the swan. The wings, tail and the curved neck, that completes the composite figure of the swan, are made of gold, set with small cut stones and covered with black and white enamel.

most famous pearls. The Russian tsar cap - Monomakh

The Russian tsar cap – Monomakh

Monarchs’ hats were also decorated with such a beautiful, precious stone. The famous hat of Monomakh, along with other precious stones, and adorned with a number of fairly large pearls.

Russian Imperial Crown decorated with most famous pearls

Russian Imperial Crown decorated with pearls

Pearl is also presented on the Great Imperial Crown, on the state crown of Great Britain. The rulers have always valued the stone, and wished that they were crowned not only by their regal heads.

The last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II most famous pearls

The last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II and Alexandra, wearing national costumes at the last Imperial Ball

Decorated with most famous pearls costume, Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Decorated with pearls costume, Hermitage, St. Petersburg

This stone was used to decorate royal clothes.

Female portrait most famous pearls

Female portrait of unknown artist

It was believed that this stone will help girls maintain their chastity until marriage, and young people in the future will become wise rulers.

Sarah Jessica Parker, most famous pearls

Sarah Jessica Parker

Like most of pearls, pearl jewelry is also manufactured. Its beauty can compete with the very pearls themselves, and pearls can be polished, cut, and if it breaks, it will conchoidal fracture, but no splits.

Elizabeth Taylor with pearls

Elizabeth Taylor with pearls

La Peregrina pearl. Elizabeth Taylor

La Peregrina pearl. Elizabeth Taylor

American actress Elizabeth Taylor had the most expensive pearl necklace in the world. It consists of 150 large black pearls, each with a diameter of 7 millimeters.

Egyptian girl wearing Pearl necklace

Egyptian girl wearing Pearl necklace

Products made of mother of pearl are preserved in ancient tombs, with at least several thousand years. In ancient Egypt, mother of pearl was used for the manufacture of jewelry: earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and small vessels for the ladies’ colors that are used to summarize the eye. All these things were made of large shells recovered from the Red Sea.

Egyptian natron

Egyptian natron

But later, strangely enough, the pearl of Egypt went out of fashion. The tomb of Tutankhamen didn’t contain any gems. But centuries have passed, and the beauty again triumphed, pearl again became popular.

Artist Kramskoi - Portrait of Empress Maria Fyodorovna in a Head Dress Decorated with Pearls

Artist Kramskoi – Portrait of Empress Maria Fyodorovna in a Head Dress Decorated with Pearls

Cross pendant Gold with rubies and natural pearls, Germany

Cross pendant Gold with rubies and natural pearls, Germany

Lots of Pearls is always beautiful

Lots of Pearls is always beautiful

Necklace Natural pearls set in colored gold, probably England circa 1850 Photo - Victoria & Albert Museum

Necklace Natural pearls set in colored gold, probably England circa 1850 Photo – Victoria & Albert Museum

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