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Tear drop pearl, removed from shell but has not undgone the finishing process

Date: pre 1980s
Medium: Pearl
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mermaid Marine Pty Ltd
Object Name: Pearl
Object No: 00004416

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    HistoryHalf pearls are formed by grafting different shapes onto one side of the pearl shell and then letting the oyster form a nacre over these irritants. When enough layers have been formed, the half pearl is removed from the shell.

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