Why Pearls Are So Expensive | So Expensive


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Pearls come in many different colors and sizes, and these variables help determine their value. The most expensive pearl ever sold was Marie Antoinette's pendant. It went for $32 million in a 2018 Sotheby's auction. Celebrities like Rihanna, Uma Thurman, and Cardi B all adorned themselves in pearls for last year's Met Gala.

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Why Pearls Are So Expensive | So Expensive


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i see pearls i think plastic, don’t buy pearls

32 minutes ago

Wrong spelling of lustre

2 hours ago

"Uma Thurman's dre-"
Me: sHe wANts tO daNcE LikE uMA tHurMaN-

20 hours ago

I gave my girlfriend a pearl necklace the other day

1 day ago

It's simple. Pearls are expensive because people are stupid enough to spend a ridiculous amount of money to buy them.

1 day ago

2:57 I feel shrek vibes coming from this

2 days ago

I gave my gf a pearl necklace last night! !!!!

3 days ago

it's only worth what people pay for it

3 days ago

The pendant should be in a museum not in the hands of random people

4 days ago

disliked for putting cardi rapist b not once but twice on my screen

5 days ago

pearls seem so gross. I don’t want a clam irritant ball

5 days ago

I am happy with my fresh water culture pearl.. they still look beautiful....Most of them are from China 😌😌

6 days ago

All-nacre pearls (those that are not mostly a huge mother of pearl starter bead) take about a year per millimeter to form. So a 10mm all-nacre pearl has been in the water for about ten years. ("Nacre" is the lustrous material that the pearl layers over irritants, or starter beads). During that ten years in the water, many things can happen to cause problems for that pearl.

Then, there are some pearls that are expensive because they are rare: Golden and White South Sea; Akoya; Burmese South Sea; and currently (due to a disease that killed half a million baby oysters) large Tahitians. I won't go into the fabled Kasumiga or the Basra pearls which still require pearl divers, as most people will never see one in their lives.

Pearls that were started with mother of pearl starter beads sometimes have as little as one half of one millimeter of nacre, which is why they aren't very lustrous, and why they are nicknamed "dandruff pearls" - when the nacre eventually flakes off, one has what looks like iridescent dandruff.

Of course, big name designer jewelry is expensive no matter what type of jewelry it is; the pearl industry can't be blamed for that.

1 week ago

9:45

1 week ago

Honestly I feel bad for the oysters lol

1 week ago

Pearls are expensive because stupid rich people are willing to buy them at high cost.

1 week ago

I like to gift pearl necklaces

1 week ago

So stupid

1 week ago

They make lab grown pearls now.. and lab grown diamonds, emeralds, ruby, everything !

By the way, the grown pearls are 100% natural of you leave them to grow in their natural habitat.

1 week ago

Lab, or "shell" pearls are not 100% natural. They are close, but not 100%. They are also very easy to spot, and very easy to test if you can't tell by looking.

1 week ago

I thougth pearl is egg

1 week ago