Pearl Photos                    

Cochise College                                                                                                                                
Photos of Gemstones
Translucent Gemstones

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Roger Weller, geology instructor               

cultured and freshwater

last edited:  11/29/17    number of photos:  35
Pearls are gems, but not gemstones.                                              
Pearl is Aragonite: CaCO3
hardness: 3 

natural pearls
black natural pearls:  A  B


freshwater pearl beads
pearl beads, natural colored:  A  B  C  D  E  F

pearl beads natural and dyed:  A  B  C  D  E  F

pearl beads, dyed: A  B  C  D 


cultured pearls
cultured pearls:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
culturing pearls in China:  1  2  3  4  5
pearls within an oyster:  1

pearls in jewelry
pearl rings:  1


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