The Story of the Pearl

The Story of the Pearl

 
Publisher: Oh! Life
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Product details:

ISBN13:9781838611422
ISBN10:1838611428
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:160 pages
Size:182x125x20 mm
Weight:381 g
Language:English
Illustrations: illus
678
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Short description:

Beautifully illustrated with historical images, famous jewellery and fashion photography, this is not just the 4,000-year-old story of the pearl but also a practical guide to collecting, buying and wearing pearls.



This is the 4,000-year-old history of the pearl, but also includes detailed practical information on collecting, buying and wearing pearls.

Long description:

For its luminescent beauty and timeless elegance, the pearl has been prized for centuries, from ancient civilizations and royalty to society girls and Hollywood celebrities. Not only a symbol of wealth, status and power, this rare gem is a moon-like talisman associated with healing, protection and purity.

Weaving myth and history, art and literature, the sacred and the secular, this book unfolds the fascinating 4,000-year-old story of the pearl, including tales of pearl-divers in the Pacific, the jewellery of ancient Rome and legendary pearls such as the 500-year-old La Peregrina and the 14-pound Pearl of Allah. Here you will learn of the various types of pearls, both cultured and costume styles, how to wear and care for them, as well as pearls in popular culture and in fashions through the ages.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
- Ancient History
- Natural and Cultured Pearls
- Royal Gemstones
- Legendary Pearls
- Pearls in Fashion
- Index.