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Glossary of watchmaking

Pearl

Perle | 真珠/シンジュ | 珍珠

Pearl

An organic gem material found in oysters and mussels. Since 1913, pearls are cultured meaning that a nucleus is inserted in a farmed mollusc. There are many types of cultured pearls: Akoya cultured pearls, freshwater cultured pearls, South Sea cultured pearls are some examples.