By Alexander E. Farn
Pearl: common, Cultured and Imitation discusses a few facets, contrast, and authenticity of pearl. This booklet is split into 10 chapters that hide the beginning, anatomy, assets, and costs of this valuable gem.
The first 5 chapters are dedicated to common pearls, their distinctive beneficial properties, foundation, historical past, constitution, anatomy, and resource. the following chapters conceal cultivation and trying out of cultured pearls, in addition to their industry price. A bankruptcy specializes in the homes of assorted imitation pearls. The concluding chapters care for the pricing of pearls, based on an intricate process utilizing a base cost often called the “unit base price”. those chapters additionally think of different pearl makes use of except necklaces, similar to borders to brooches and festoons.
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This bag is for holding any oysters which he may gather, and its rope is for hauling the diver back to the surface. Prior to descending the divers put on leather finger stalls to protect their fingers whilst plucking the oysters from the coral reefs or rocks, and fix leather clips to their noses. Divers do not 'dive' in the normal sense, they go feet first, standing on the stone weight, which allows them to step off on reaching the sea-bed. There they gather as many oysters as they can in the short space of time during which their lungs can function without fresh air.
They also have to contend with their natural enemies such as starfish, borers, rays, etc. Rays play an important part in the cycle of parasitic intrusion and infestation of the oyster which causes pearl formation; this seems a bizarre example of nature's handiwork. When one considers the hazards of tides, temperatures, winds, currents, disease and predators, together with the peculiar cycle of parasitic infestation, plus haphazard fertilization and many other permutations of chance, the arrival of a perfectly spherical umblemished pearl of cream rosee hue is a near miracle.
4. The arrangements of the fishery will be the same as have been usual on similar occasions. 5. Payments to be made in ready money in rupees or in Government of India notes. * Checks on the Bank of Madras or Bank Agencies will be received on letters of credit being produced to warrant the drawing of such checks. 6. All particulars can be obtained on application to the Superintendent of Pearl Fisheries, Tuticorin. Tinnevelly Collector's Office, 16th November 1899 Sd/ J. P. BEDFORD Collector * Author's note: The spelling of 'checks' is taken from the printed notice on page 131 of The Book of the Pearl, by Kunz and Stevenson.