Monday, March 29, 2010

What is a Pearl?

What is a Pearl?

A pearl is created when an irritant triggers a mollusk’s defense mechanism. The mollusk creates a pearl sac to seal off the irritation and deposits layers of calcium carbonate over the irritant. This calcium carbonate, a combination of aragonite and conchiolin is called nacre, which makes up mother of pearl as well. In cultured pearls, the irritant is typically a piece of mantle tissue from another mollusk.

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