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2011-07-12 07:05:00

HONG KONG, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A total trade volume of $1.2 million made the past HK Jewelry & Gem Fair in June a great success of Milky Way Jewelry, China's largest jewelry accessories supplier. According to Ivy Cao, General Manager of Milky Way Jewelry, sales growth has increased by more than 3 million US dollars after the trade fair. In addition to the trade show marketing, what on earth has stimulated the increasing popularity among worldwide jewelry wholesalers?...

2011-02-27 00:01:45

Gerda Spillmann's make-up primer, Hydro Pearls, creates a beautiful, hydrating and occlusive layer on the skin to create a flawless application of Bio-Fond Foundation make-up. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics, world famous for their Bio-Fond Cream Foundation and anti aging skin care, is bringing to the make-up and consumer industries a revolutionary new make-up primer, Hydro Pearls. Hydro Pearls creates a beautiful, hydrating and occlusive layer...

2009-11-06 13:28:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful--until now. For the first time, novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch have been developed by scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). With less than two years of research and...

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2009-11-04 09:15:00

For more than 25 years, all attempts at culturing pearls from the queen conch (Strombus gigas) have been unsuccessful"”until now. For the first time, novel and proprietary seeding techniques to produce beaded (nucleated) and non-beaded cultured pearls from the queen conch have been developed by scientists from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). With less than two years of research and experimentation, Drs. H©ctor Acosta-Salm³n and Megan...

2009-03-31 09:30:00

Chapter Written By PearlParadise.com CEO Jeremy Shepherd LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremy Shepherd of PearlParadise.com is a contributing author to the new book, Small Businesses Give Big. The book captures the heart, values and passion of entrepreneurs and business owners, across the United States, through their own inspiring profiles and profound giving back stories. Each business presents the important role that philanthropy has in their success and how it serves both their...

2008-09-11 00:00:06

World News IN BRIEF *TYRE A Lebanese restaurant owner and his wife found 26 pearls in a single oyster that she was having for lunch. Raymond Salha said the discovery at his Al-Fanar restaurant was a "total surprise". They have only found a single pearl previously while opening an oyster. The couple have put the oyster and its band of tiny pearls on display and hope they may have a world recordon their hands. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-07-23 03:00:46

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 23--When you think of pearls, you usually imagine white, smooth and round -- not brown, textured, and square. These are not your grandmother's pearls. The collection of freshwater pearls at the Shadyside Mining Co. in Shadyside come in many colors, shapes and sizes and will be on display at a trunk show running Thursday to Monday. "Pearls are getting very, very popular," says owner and jewelry designer Robert Patak. "You...

2008-07-18 18:00:28

By Christopher Blank Almost every woman owns a piece of jewelry that belonged to her mother or a beloved relative - a keepsake that holds sentimental value or a secret story cherished by its owner. In "String of Pearls," produced by Playhouse on the Square and running through Aug. 3 at TheatreWorks, the history of such an heirloom is revealed as it changes hands and hearts. Playwright Michele Lowe's inventive storytelling is reminiscent of the film "The Red Violin," as the title object...


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Conchology
2013-10-02 11:16:44

Conchology, a branch of malacology, is the study of mollusk shells including seashells, freshwater and land mollusk shells, and gastropod operculums. Conchologists, those who practice conchology, study the shells four main groups of mollusks including bivalves and gastropods as wells as chitons and tusk shells. The study of mollusk is shells is sometimes thought to be outdated, because a species as a whole cannot be understood by one aspect, but shells have been known to provide important...

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2008-04-30 23:14:23

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera), is an endangered species of freshwater mussel. They are used in the production of freshwater pearls. There are three subspecies. Margaritifera margaritifera margaritifera, Margaritifera margaritifera parvula, and Margaritifera margaritifera durrovensis. M. m. durrovensis is a critically endangered species in Ireland. Photo Copyright and Credit

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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