Australian south sea pearls

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The Allure of Pearls

5 September 2005

Exhibition Synopsis

Our attraction to pearls is timeless.

Among the first gems known to early humans, pearls have grown in value and appeal from accidental finds by fishermen to a multibillion-dollar industry. Their rarity has made them a traditional sign of wealth, filling vaults from Ancient Egypt to Hollywood and gracing many of history’s famous figures.

This collection assembles a rare grouping of pearls—each with its own history, beauty, and science. Enjoy these radiant works of nature. 

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