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|White South Sea Pearls|
American Pearl is world renowned for its collection of the finest quality White South Pearls available in the marketplace. Purchase White South Sea Pearls here wholesale at a fraction of retail prices knowing you are getting the finest quality South Sea pearl necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets available. To learn more about South Sea Pearls, please click here
|The White South Sea pearl is perhaps the most captivating of all pearls in the world today. "The Pearl," a novella by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck tells the poignant tale of Kino, a Mexican man who finds a magnificent pearl during a dive which could mean the promise of a better life for he and his impoverished family. The allure and beauty of a pearl can best be described by the great writer Steinbeck: "Kino deftly slipped his knife into the edge of the shell. Through the knife he could feel the muscle tighten hard. He worked the blade lever-wise and the closing muscle parted and the shell fell apart. The lip-like flesh writhed up and then subsided. Kino lifted the flesh, and there it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon. It captured the light and refined it and gave it back in silver incandescence. It was as large as a sea-gull's egg. It was the greatest pearl in the world."|
It was like the White South Sea Pearl.
White South Sea pearls form in the "White Lipped" oyster Pinctada Maxima. Because most South Sea pearls are cultivated from these wild, hand-picked oysters, strict quotas have been established to prevent their depletion. Nucleated South Sea pearl oysters are nurtured in isolated bays of the purest water, far distant from industrial areas. After 3 or 4 months, each oyster is x-rayed to confirm that its nucleus has not been rejected. Oysters with nuclei still inside are returned to the water to continue cultivation, a period that lasts 2 to 3 years. American Pearl only imports the roundest, highest luster, cleanest South Sea pearls from each year's harvest as we have been doing for the last 60 years.