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  PEARL main
Pearls of different colors are often associated with their place of origin; Persian Gulf pearls are creamy white; Sri Lankan are a paler white; Australian are white or silvery; Tahitian and Mexican are gray-fl to reddish-brown; West Indies are rose red with wavy lines; "Indian" (actually Sri Lankan) may be a faint rose color.
In modern cultured pearls the nucleus, which is a bead composed of freshwater clam shell wrapped with a strip of the mollusks mantle, is placed within the mantle or gonad of the bivalve, away from the shell, allowing it to grow freely.
Dying cultured white pearls to pink is also a practice that has seen widespread use, but can be detected in drilled pearls by examining the drill hole to look for an uneven concentration of color.
www.geo.utexas.edu /courses/347k/redesign/gem_notes/pearl/pearl_main.htm   (3105 words)

  
  Pearl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearl is valued as a gemstone and is cultivated or harvested for jewellery.
Freshwater pearls are characterized by the reflection of rainbow colors in the luster.
The value of the pearls in jewelry is determined by a combination of the luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry that are appropriate for the type of pearl under consideration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pearl   (1583 words)

  
 Pearl - LoveToKnow 1911
Pearls are calcareous concretions of peculiar lustre, produced by certain molluscs, and valued as objects of personal ornament.
Some pearls of rare beauty have been obtained from the Bay of Mulege, near Los Coyetes, in the gulf of California; and in 1882 a pearl of 75 carats, the largest on record from this district, was found near La Paz in California.
As early as 1 355 Scotch pearls are referred to in a statute of the goldsmiths of Paris; and in the reign of Charles II.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Pearl   (4251 words)

  
 Pearl, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearl has a new baseball team, named the Mississippi Braves, who moved from Greenville, South Carolina in time for the 2005 season.
Pearl's public schools are operated by the Pearl Public School District.
Pearl High School is currently rated a 5, which is the highest education level a school can reach in our Nation's Standard as set down by the No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President George W. Bush.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pearl,_Mississippi   (712 words)

  
 pearl - Wiktionary
Of or pertaining to pearl or pearls; made of pearls, or of mother-of-pearl.
A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves.
Pearls which are round, or nearly round, and of fine luster, are highly esteemed as jewels, and compare in value with the precious stones.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Pearl   (214 words)

  
 The Pearl - Lostpedia
The purpose of the Pearl seems to be to study psychology.
According to Ben's maps the pearl is north of the barracks.
The Pearl's personnel were supposed to put their notebooks in a container and send these up the tube.
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Pearl   (2137 words)

  
 Pearls - english
Long ago, pearls were important financial assets, comparable in price to real estate, as thousands of oysters had to be searched for just one pearl.
Today pearls are cultured by Man. Shell beads are placed inside an oyster and the oyster is returned to the water.
The quality of pearls is judged by the orient, which is the soft iridescence caused by the refraction of light by the layers of nacre, and lustre, the reflectivity and shine of the surface.
www.gemstone.org /gem-by-gem/english/pearl.html   (259 words)

  
 Pearl, a Robot for the Elderly
Pearl has a humanoid aspect and is 4-feet high.
[Pearl is] already able to guide herself through an area at a pace of up to 50 centimeters a second -- a slow walk, for humans -- while avoiding objects in her path.
Pearl herself has had fits and starts, as a second-generation prototype suffering from the natural turnover in the project of some its key computer scientists, as well as a serious hard-drive crash last year.
radio.weblogs.com /0105910/2004/04/10.html   (606 words)

  
 Realtime Programming Language PEARL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PEARL is a high-level language which allows to write multitasking and realtime programs in a comfortable and widely hardware independent way.
Important goals during the development of PEARL were a precise image of the realtime and multitasking problems and moreover an easy to learn language for the programmer.
However, important differences are given by the elements of PEARL for solving multitasking and realtime problems.
www.irt.uni-hannover.de /pearl/pearl-gb.html   (107 words)

  
 Pearl: Introduction
Pearl's stanza moves with a rippling kind of musicality: two rhyme words alternate until the final four lines, which often work as a quatrain, where one of the rhymes continues, and a new counterpoint is picked up.
Pearls appear throughout the transformed landscape of the crossed-over world: in the gems gleaming in the river, in the clothing of the maiden and indeed in the very whiteness of her skin, on the gates of the New Jerusalem, and, metaphorically, in the pearly fleece of the Lamb.
While the pearl is of course a symbol for the evanescent or the spiritual, the child and/or immortal soul, and the narrator's search for the pearl an allegory for a spiritual search, the pearl lends the poem a peculiar materiality and presence; it is not just a point of departure.
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/teams/pearlint.htm   (10270 words)

  
 City of Pearl, Mississippi
The residents of Pearl are unified in their efforts to make this city the best it can be through a wide variety of religious, recreational and business opporunities.
Pearl is preparing for its best days yet, and you are invited to become a part of it all.
Pearl neatly blends some of the most immaculate, well kept settled neighborhoods with new middle and upper end subdivisions to create one of Mississippi's most livable communities.
www.cityofpearl.com   (347 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - PEARL by Mary Gordon
Pearl has written a statement saying that her death by starvation is meant to mark the death of a young man who recently has been killed.
Maria is unaware of Pearl's connection to the boy and is confused and saddened to learn that Pearl feels in some way responsible for his death.
Pearl's suicide attempt is about politics but it is mostly about witnessing --- not just the life and death of one individual who has died senselessly, but also the lives and deaths of so many who have, and do, all the time.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews2/037542315X.asp   (634 words)

  
 Daniel Pearl Foundation
The Daniel Pearl Dialogue for Muslim-Jewish Understanding is a series of personal yet public conversations between Daniel Pearl’s father, Professor Judea Pearl, President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, and Dr. Akbar Ahmed,Chair of Islamic Studies at American University.
In 2006 Professors Ahmed and Pearl were awarded the first annual Purpose Prize “in recognition of [their] simple, yet innovative approach to solving one of society’s most pressing problems.” Click here for more information.
The Daniel Pearl Foundation is grateful to the many volunteers and supporters who are helping us build the dialogues, the communication and the understanding that can overpower hatred.
www.danielpearlfoundation.org   (850 words)

  
 Pearl Mantels - Manufacturers of fine furniture quality fireplace mantels, surrounds
Every Pearl mantel is conceived in the design studio to be the focal point of your room...an impression that will last a lifetime.
Pearl's traditional grandfather clocks fill your home with the look and sound of a bygone era and are a wonderful accent for any interior.
Pearl also manufactures budget priced MDF mantels which offer great value and Pearl Mantel quality to stand the test of time.
www.pearlmantels.com   (247 words)

  
 Pearl Pendants, slides, enhancers and pearl brooch
American cultured pearl pendant, swirly design, set in 14 karat yellow gold, high polished bail, natural colors, unique teardrop shaped Dome Pearl, grown in the domestic waters of Tennessee.
Natural pearl pendant, ribbon design, set in 14 karat yellow gold, hidden bail style, natural colors, unique wing or feather shaped pearl, American grown by Mother Nature in the domestic waters of Tennessee.
Pearl pendants - assorted freshwater and cultured pearl pendants
www.pearl-jewelry.com /products.php?cat=13   (242 words)

  
 Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department.
JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946, proved that there had been so much reversion of testimony, coverup and outright lies that the truth would have to wait until all Pearl Harbor records were declassified.
The handful of military men in DC responsible for the disaster at Pearl Harbor were directly under the control of FDR and were later promoted and protected from investigation; promoted with FDR's full knowledge that they were responsible for not warning Hawaii.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/6315/pearl.html   (8319 words)

  
 Pearl Necklace, Pearl Jewelry, Tahitian Pearls
Whether you are interested in our Black Tahitian South Sea Pearls for their exquisite colors, our Golden Pearls for their rich and eloquent color, our White South Sea Pearls for their classic look, or our Freshwater Cultured Pearls for their simplistic beauty, The Pearl Source is your answer.
The Pearl Source has been in business for over 15 years and is one of the largest wholesalers and direct importers of loose South Sea pearls in the United States.
Because we import pearls in mass quantities, we are able to provide our customers with the rarest and most beautiful pearls available from the South Sea region.
www.thepearlsource.com   (424 words)

  
 Pearl Jewelry - FindGift.com
The enduring loveliness of this single white pearl lies not only in its outward beauty, but in the miracle of its creation for a tiny grain of sand.
A beautiful and soft drop cultured pearl is attached to a shining diamond set in yellow gold.
An ancient symbol of the moon, pearls were believed to have magical powers promoting prosperity and long life.
www.findgift.com /Categories/Jewelry/Gemstones/Pearl   (418 words)

  
 Books at Book Clubs | Pearl by Mary Gordon
By the end of Pearl, the three have been through the trial of their lives, and each emerges transformed, with a wider vision of their future, apart and together.
The narrator of Pearl commences with an address to the reader, “We may as well begin,” and continues on with his/her omniscient view of the story, with occasional asides to the reader.
The plot of Pearl, which unfolds in fifty-two chapters, takes place over the course of about one week (starting with Christmas Day, 1998, and ending just before New Year’s) and is interspersed with flashbacks focusing on the backgrounds and perspectives of the three main characters.
www.bookclubs.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375423154&view=rg   (1008 words)

  
 Wish Pearl Jewelry
A special appeal of the unusual gift is the element of excitement as the recipient opens the oyster and is the first person to see the pearl which has been forming for 3 - 5 years.
Specific wish fulfillment is attributed to the recipient according to the color of the revealed pearl.
Also included is the necklace, ring or earrings selected with easy-to-open pendant, plus a booklet about the lore of appeal of pearls throughout history, and the various meanings attributed to the 5 possible pearl colors.
www.galaxymall.com /jewelry/wishpearl   (300 words)

  
 Pearls Pearl Jewelry Pearl Necklace Cultured Pearls
American Pearl is your direct connection to variety of cultured pearls from all over the world from Japanese Akoya Pearls to South Sea Pearls such as the Black Tahitian Pearls.
If you've been to a pearl jewelry store that trades in the highest quality pearls, you'll know that those strands are usually had only at the pearliest prices.
American Pearls goal is to best provide customers with top quality service and to help you in creating memorable occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, and the most romantically celebrated Valentine's days.
www.americanpearl.com   (384 words)

  
 Pearl
Students and friends of the judge are not eligible for this year's competition.
Although we are open to all types of fiction, we look most favorably upon coherent, well-crafted narratives, containing interesting, believable characters and meaningful situations.
All submissions are considered for publication in Pearl's annual fiction issue.
www.pearlmag.com /contests.html   (468 words)

  
 Freshwater Pearl Jewelry
We hand-pick our freshwater pearls from several cultured pearl farms, therefore we are able to offer smooth high-luster pearls at a very affordable price.
Freshwater pearls come from mussels that are farmed in ponds, lakes and rivers.
Pearls come naturally in a variety of pastel colors, depending on the exact type of mollusk and composition of water.
www.berknerdesigns.com /docs/bdprl.htm   (231 words)

  
 Pearl Education
Use this guide to find the pearl that is right for you by educating yourself on the quality and value of the cultured pearls that Blue Nile offers.
Natural pearls are so rare to find in nature that most pearls sold today are cultured.
To create a cultured pearl, a tiny bead is implanted into the oyster and gradually over time the oyster coats the bead in many layers of natural minerals and proteins.
www.bluenile.com /pearls.asp   (643 words)

  
 Pearl Buck
Pearl S. Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.
Pearl S. Buck was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia.
Her manuscripts and papers are at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Hillsboro, West Virginia and the Lipscomb Library of Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Virginia.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /pearlbuc.htm   (1917 words)

  
 Pearl
Named for the treasures found by Spanish explorers at its mouth, the Pearl is a winding, usually slow moving river, and through much of its lower sections you will find large sand bars at most bends.
The Pearl rivers flows beside the towns of Monticello and Columbia in this section; however, neither of these town is easy to visit from the river.
The Pearl Basin Development District, 2304 Riverside Drive, PO Box 5332, Jackson, MS 39216-1332 (Phone 601-354-6301) may be able to provide a copy of the map and guide "Pearl River Boatway".
members.aol.com /Mmcbs2/pearl.html   (629 words)

  
 Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League - PEARL
PEARL collects, creates, and disseminates information, policies, procedures, and standards to ensure the proper recycling and reuse of electrical power equipment.
The mission of PEARL is to create a marketable distinction in quality, safety, and integrity for PEARL members in the eyes of their customers.
Membership in PEARL is offered to those who qualify as recyclers, vendors, and associates.
www.pearl1.org /main.htm   (164 words)

  
 Freshwater Pearls, Pearl Necklaces, Tahitian Pearls, Black Pearls, Coin Pearls By Pearl Wear, Pearls, Pearl necklace
Tahitian Pearls are the result of a precise combination of environmental and geological factors found nowhere else in the globe.
Tahiti Pearls are collected from fl-lipped pearl oysters living in Tahiti's perfect waters, and the precise skill of craftsmen who care for and harvest the pearls.
Pearl farmers harvest the highest quality, most uniform pearls in the farm and collect them as sets to be used for a variety of jewelry pieces such as necklaces and bracelets.
www.pearlwear.com   (528 words)

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