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cultured pearl

[¦kəl·chərd ′pərl]
(invertebrate zoology)
A natural pearl grown by means of controlled stimulation of the oyster.
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Second, in the past decade, the average quality and size of cultured pearls have decreased, as shown by the 50% increase in the number of valueless pearls being destroyed (250 kg in 2009 and 400 kg in 2010) (Talvard 2011, Wane 2013).
During that summer, while the pearling fleet was at sea, a cheap alternative from Japan, the cultured pearl, poured intothe international markets wiping out the natural pearl industry.
The exhibition will also follow the invention of the cultured pearl and its production on an industrial scale initiated by Kokichi Mikimoto in Japan.
Pearl farming combines science and traditional techniques to produce high quality cultured pearls through the technical support of its Japanese partners, Al Swaidi said.
With over 200 pieces of jewellery on display, alongside works of art that highlight the extraordinary variety of colour and shape of natural and cultured pearls, the exhibition showcases how both East and West have employed pearls over centuries as a symbol of status and wealth and how tastes vary throughout different cultures.
This proposal was raised during the recent GCC Gold and Jewellery Consultative Meeting to protect the reputation of natural pearls in Bahrain and the Gulf after cultured pearls had become popular in foreign markets recently.
efforts come to fruition, in the shape of the first auction of cultured pearls produced from their oyster farm off the emirate's coast.
Among the works are those by Emirati designer Khalid Shafar, Jens Praet, and designers from the UK's Studio Swine, who transform materials such as cultured pearls from Ras Al Khamaih, recycled magazine paper and industrial construction waste into a series of distinctive creations.
Truth is, there is little difference between natural and cultured pearls and to differentiate between them is difficult.
Mikimoto, founded in 1893 by the very inventor of cultured pearls Kokichi Mikomoto, is known for its exquisite range of pearls.
MUSCAT: Mikimoto, a luxury cultured pearls brand from Japan has partnered with Khimji Watches to give the people of Oman the exquisite collections of pearls in the world.
The freshwater cultured pearls are traditionally hand-strung on cotton and come in two lengths.