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The Secret Behind Pearls

For centuries, pearls have been a symbol of beauty and purity. Today, they are regarded as both classic and contemporary, coming in many more fashionable styles than your grandmother’s traditional strand of pearls Pearls are natural wonders that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern around the world. Greek mythology proclaimed pearls to be the tears of joy shed by the goddess of Aphrodite. Tribal Indians too believed that pearls were tears of their gods, an Arab legend weaves a tale of dewdrops filled with moonlight that fell into the ocean and were swallowed by oysters, creating the precious pearl. In 1917, renowned French jeweler Cartier acquired the mansion for their first American store from the railroad...

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Pashmina is a type of fine cashmere wool that was first woven in India. The name comes from Pashmineh, Persian for “made from wool”. Origin of Pashmina dates back to ancient civilization and has been traced back to the times of Mahabharata. Earlier in olden days Pashmina shawls found favor with emperors, kings, princes, rulers and nobles. This precious fabric was known as Fiber for Kings. The fiber is also known as pashm or pashmina for its use in the handmade shawls of the Himalayas. The woolen shawls made in Kashmir are mentioned in Afghan texts between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD. However, the founder of the Pashmina industry is traditionally held to be the 15th...

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