Blue Nile Glossary
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  Cultured Pearl:  
  A pearl cultivated when a small irritant is inserted into an oyster or other mollusk. The irritant is often a bead made of mother-of-pearl or mantle tissue. The general method of culturing pearls was created in 1916.

See also: Pearl Education, Nacre.

 

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