Welcome to the most informative, yet concise, guide to the iridescent world of pearls on the internet. In the next twenty minutes, you can learn everything from how these most precious of gems are produced, to the "Big 6" factors which determine their quality and value.
The awesome beauty of these lustrous gems is so powerful that it would be hard to find a society anywhere in the history of mankind in which they weren’t prized beyond all other treasures. From the ancient Chinese over 4,000 years ago, to the lost history of the Incas, the pearl has been imbued with mystical properties for health, wisdom and prophecy.
Whether you want to purchase a lovely string of pearls or simply understand the essence of their inner glow, this Express guide will illuminate and entertain as you gain appreciation for these most ancient of gems.