< sugarrockets
sugarrockets
genna, 19, australia
gurlscout:

Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. Pearls can range in many colours and shapes, and value depends on their shape and colour.

gurlscout:

Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. Pearls can range in many colours and shapes, and value depends on their shape and colour.

(via summa-daze)

Posted 3 years ago with 2144 Notes
  1. underthebubble reblogged this from uselessbytes
  2. zombi02 reblogged this from heart-swap
  3. kurrsaw reblogged this from copper-bones
  4. monsterioshka reblogged this from heart-swap
  5. heart-swap reblogged this from quickwitticisms
  6. skogkattyn reblogged this from quickwitticisms
  7. infinitusdorsi reblogged this from copper-bones
  8. copper-bones reblogged this from quickwitticisms
  9. quickwitticisms reblogged this from allwayshallways
  10. allwayshallways reblogged this from floralplasm
  11. ashinningstar2012 reblogged this from sugarrockets
  12. viktoriakristen reblogged this from fuckingsurreal
  13. fuckingsurreal reblogged this from mybodyisjustatest
  14. mybodyisjustatest reblogged this from mineralmania
  15. softandselkie reblogged this from snowmermaid
  16. aminalsblog reblogged this from oceansblue
  17. tonks-hp-22 reblogged this from fields-of-dandelions
  18. fields-of-dandelions reblogged this from cowardlylion555
  19. cowardlylion555 reblogged this from you-jelly-dolo
  20. greyerwardens reblogged this from daichiamagi
  21. daichiamagi reblogged this from floralplasm
  22. opalsaurus reblogged this from floralplasm
  23. radioactivebunny27 reblogged this from oceansblue
  24. yupitsmeiguess reblogged this from oboesaxual
  25. cluekid1017 reblogged this from oboesaxual
  26. black-pearlexee reblogged this from you-jelly-dolo
  27. drowning--slowly reblogged this from oboesaxual
  28. oboesaxual reblogged this from dangeroussalien