Read by MaryAnn

(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

"The use of pearls as jewels and their recognition as objects of value date back into the far beyond when the histories of ancient peoples were transcribed upon papyrus. It is very likely that pearls were amongst the earliest gems known to man, and this is not surprising when one considers that the earliest dwellers by the sea probably fed upon the shellfish which produce such objects." This book was written by an Australian zoologist with a view to giving the average reader a summary of the most important facts about pearls, pearl fishing and pearl formation. (from "Pearls") (2 hr 57 min)


Preface 2:42 Read by MaryAnn
The History of Pearls 14:17 Read by MaryAnn
Where Pearls are Found 9:05 Read by MaryAnn
The Anatomy of the Pearl Oyster and the Structure of the Shell 29:43 Read by MaryAnn
The Life History of the Pearl Oyster, and the Conditions Under Which It Lives 13:39 Read by MaryAnn
Pearls 19:04 Read by MaryAnn
A Ceylon Pearl Fishery 19:19 Read by MaryAnn
Pearl Fisheries of Other Lands 9:38 Read by MaryAnn
The Origin of Pearls 29:18 Read by MaryAnn
Pearls in Jewellery and Trade, Odd Facts 12:19 Read by MaryAnn
The Pearl Oyster, The Trader, and the Scientist 17:56 Read by MaryAnn


A little dry

(3 stars)

Primarily a review of all types of papers. IT is obviously dated, some of the early theories are amusing.