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Check out these pearl fun facts and learn some things about this ancient, natural wonder you may not have known. Impress your friends with your incredible knowledge of pearls, and find more cool jewelry fun facts in the Beader's Loft in the Learning Center.
Ancient Greece & Pearls Pearls were believed by the ancient Greeks to promote marital bliss and have been used by brides ever since.
Value of Pearls The value of pearls is determined by a combination of luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry. Among those attributes, luster is the most important factor in determining pearl quality.
Keshi The word keshi means "poppy seed" in Japanese, and these pearls are often also referred to as "poppy seed pearls."