The Pearl Necklace
The Art Of Marilyn Ridoutt-Greene
Drawing - Drawing
A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusc. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, but they are extremely rare. These wild pearls are referred to as natural pearls. Cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters and freshwater mussels make up the majority of those that are currently sold. (Wikipedia)
Original Art by 'The Art of Marilyn Ridoutt-Greene'
June 27th, 2014
Viewed 683 Times - Last Visitor from Beverly Hills, CA on 09/20/2020 at 2:57 PM