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Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. (...)
Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls' chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. (...)
Sands, Oysters, Mothers Of Pearls, Sea Pearls, Natural Color, Pearls Jewelry, Natural Pearls, Organizations Gemstones, Tahitian Pearls
iridescence (Natural pearls) I love Tahitian pearls!!!
Pearls - adore contemporary pearl jewelry.
.. beauty from the sea ..Pearls
all natural colors?
Pearls are the most valuable of all organic gemstones, and have been prized for 6000 years. Pearls' chemical makeup varies by region and environment, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants specifc species of mollusk (oysters, clams, muscles, etc.), While the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3 (Mother of Pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk.
Because beautiful things form naturally! Pearls have been prized for 6000 years. Chemical makeup varies by region and environmental factors, but the basic formula is CaCO3. Pearls form through irritants entering specific species of mollusks (oysters, clams, muscles, etc), while the irritant can be a grain of sand or a parasite, the process is the same for pearls. The irritant is coated in CaCO3(mother of pearl) to make it less irritating to the mollusk. (...)
Amazing, Wordsmith, Funny Pics, Facts, Shakespeare Humor, Shakespeare Inventions, Funny Stuff, Cosplay Photo, Case
The language is terrible but THE FACT REMAINS
Dictionaries hadn’t been created yet, so Shakespeare invented a boat load of words.
The wordsmith. Shakespeare humor.
The wordsmith. - 9GAG
‘Moon’ flask with birds and flowering branches. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration; Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty 明代 ,Yongle period, AD 1403–24. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.
Dynasty Porcelain, Ming Dynasty, Chinese Porcelain, Chinese Art, Porcelain Flasks
‘Moon’ flask with birds and flowering branches. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration; Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮. Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403–24. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. PDF A612 © Trustees of the British Museum
Porcelain flask of baoyueping form with two cloud-shaped handles attached at the sides of the neck. Underglaze blue scene of a song bird on a flowering prunus branch on one side and a peach branch on the other. Stylised flower sprays on neck.
Dragon heads on the bow of the viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea.
Dragon Vikings Ships, Vikings Dragon, Vikings Art, Vikingship, Woods Carvings, Carvings Woods, Bows, Dragon Head, The Sea
The vikingship in Bjørgvin.
Viking Art | Viking & Norse
Vikings: Dragon heads on the bows of #Viking ships were supposed to protect against the evil spirits of the sea.
Norse Wood Carving | Viking Ship Dragon Head
.Carved wood dragon head. Viking.
States Parks, Big Ears, I Anza Borrego, Cottontail Rabbit, Woods Rabbit, Jack O'Connell, Jackrabbit, Jack Rabbit, Bunnies
Jack Rabbit, Visitor's Center, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California by alan/elaine wilson
bunny big ears! Looks like one of our desert jackrabbits.
Cyanometer circa 1789, an instrument that measures the blueness of the sky
Colour, Blueness, Shades, Blue Sky, Color Wheels, Cyanomet, Instruments, 1789, Measuring
༺༺༺♥Elles♥Heart♥Loves♥༺༺༺ ............♥Color Wheels♥............ #Color #Wheels #Colorchart #Inspiration #Design #Moodboard #Paint #Palette #Decorate #Art #Colortheory ~ ♥Cyanometer circa 1789, an instrument that measures the blueness of the sky
A cyanometer - is an instrument for measuring „blueness“, specifically the colour intensity of blue sky. It is attributed to Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (1789) . Saussure's cyanometer had 53 sections, ranging from white to varying shades of blue (dyed with Prussian blue) and then to black, arranged in a circle; he used the device to measure the color of the sky at Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc
Lilacs Mi, Lilacs Bush, Lilacs Flower, Beautiful, Plants, Flower Gardens, Spring, Purple Lilacs, Favorite Flower
Purple Lilacs, we had big lilac bushes on property line at the cottage. Also Lillies of the Valley.
Lilac...I want to plant these as border between the neighbors and us. Not as a separation, but I think they would enjoy them as well. We had a huge lilac bush next to our little house when I was growing up in Michigan. I loved to breathe in that divine scent!!
Lilac...My favorite flower. Even though they bloom so fleetingly, their smell is so memorable, and they add a beautiful color to the environment.
Marine Animal Mosaic from Pompeii
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Pompeii Mosaic. Floor mosaic from House of the Faun, depicting Mediterranean sea life. Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli, Inv. 9997
Roman art and textiles have been lost to the ravages of time and wear, including fragile clothing, basketry, carpets, wall hangings, drawings, paintings and books. Yet, more durable works survive, like this mosaic floor from Pompeii. It was created by an unknown artist in the first century A.D.
Spectacular and beautifully preserved marine life mosaic – 23 different species in all are shown – from the house of L. Aelius Magnus (photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy, 2006/ from the Database of Ancient Art). See it at the British Museum's Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition
Roman mosaic artwork: Sealife Mosaic from "the House of the Dancing Faun" in Pompeii (ca. 1st century AD)
Ancient Roman mosaic of ocean/sea life in Pompeii. [at the House of the Dancing Faun] The house itself dates of the second century BC, during the Samnite period, which lasted to 80 BC. Extensive renovations occurred after the earthquake in 62 AD, so it may have dated to that period. It's now on display at the National Archaeological Museum.
House of the Faun, Sea Creatures Mosaic, 100 BCE, from Pompeii
Red Fox by Masa Nakamura
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What a beautiful creature.
♥ ✿⊱╮ Beautiful animals ✿⊱╮♥
A Little Red Fox
Red fox #animals
baby giraffe :)))
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baby giraffe calf
Giraffe Calf - photo from oddball32, via Flickr; at the Vincennes Zoo, near Paris, France (AP photo/Thibault Camus)
Cute Giraffe Calf
The Crows, Tall Ships, Starry Night, Pirates Moon, Crows Nests, Night Sky, Moonlight, The Moon, The Sea
Starry night on the sea
#Pirate #Moon #Night #Sky
I find my favorite spot to be the crow's nest. Especially at night. I feel closer to the sky when I'm up there. Plus, it's more unlikely that Jonah will spot me when he comes up on deck each night. I wonder if he knows I'm here and just pretends not to notice. The moon is full tonight and every star is shining brightly in the black fabric overhead. What's even more tantalizing is that the water reflects every single one of them on its shimmering surface.
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, / And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." Moonlight
Tall ship's rigging with the night sky as a background
At the Reid Park Zoo in Arizona, Jasiri the giraffe inspects a duckling in his pond.
Parks Zoos, Giraffes Inspection, Favorite Places, Gïråffêś Äńd, Beloved Animal, Pretty Pics, Fluffy Things, Junk Drawers, Adorable Animal
Lily of the Valley
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Lily of the Valley - my mother had this in her flower garden - she took it from her mothers garden :)
Lily of the #Beautiful Flowers
Lily of the Valley.. One of my favorite Spring flowers.
Lily of the Valley flower for May--Mom
"The Mississippi River through Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi. September 14", Astronaut Karen Nyberg.
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"The Mississippi River through Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi. September 14", Astronaut Karen Nyberg.
Stunning views from space Mississippi River
Karen L. Nyberg on Twitter
Irish wolfhound pup- I just love them!
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i want an irish wolfhoundddddd
Irish wolfhound pup- I can't wait till I can own one again! Luckily Jason wants one too! :) #animal
Irish wolfhound puppy #dogs #pet #pup
I miss mine 😥amazing dogs -Irish wolfhound
So cute! I want an Irish Wolf Hound!
Irish Wolfhound. Dog of my dreams
Little Blue Frog
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Blue Tree Frog #bluetreefrog #science #nature #frog #bluefrog
blue tree frog / animals / all day breakfast guests
Adorable. (frog, nature, animal, amphibians, reptiles, blue) I wonder if this is a dart frog or something else. Whatever it is, I want it!!!
blue tree frog cute blue frog
love! little blue frog #cute #frogs
blue tree frog - hey big eyes!
baby blue tree frog
Fine Black Opal with Pattern—"The Cathedral Window" Lightning Ridge, Australia. With the pattern reminiscent of the rays of sun coming through a cathedral stained glass window, this fine opal displays predominantly red flash, with orange, yellow, green and blue large "flagstone" pattern intermingled, with black potch to the reverse. Weighing approximately 8.87 carats and measuring 15.0 x 12.5 x 6.0mm Estimate: US$ 60,000 - 80,000 (£39,000 - 52,000 / €46,000 - 62,000)
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Fine Black Opal with Pattern—"The Cathedral Window" Lightning Ridge, Australia ~ Awesome Opal
Black Harlequin Opal “The Cathedral Window” - Lightning Ridge, Australia ☙CRYSTALS❧ ☙minerals❧ ☙semi.precious.stones❧
Black Harlequin Opal “The Cathedral Window” - Lightning Ridge, Australia Black Opal is known to enhance sexual attractiveness, as well as leading one to a higher spiritual experience. One of the strongest good luck stones. It is told to transform the fears that hold us back from action into optimism and an eagerness to get on with our lives. Image: bijoux ex mineraux Text: shimmerlings.com
Louise Bourgeois: Femme Maison
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Louis Bourgeois sculpture. Kind of amazing... just saying.
Louise Bourgeois. Femme maison (mujer casa), 1994.
valerie hammond / untitled dress
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p-dress: valerie hammond / untitled dress
Blue print dress | Valerie Hammond
Valerie Hammond Paper dress
indigo silk scarf
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Rabbit Hole, Secret Gardens, Animal Lots, Alice In Wonderland, Bugs Bunnies, Peter Rabbit, Animal Mammals Rabbit, Patrick'S Taberna, White Rabbit
she was waiting .....ready to guide us into the secret garden...
Like my precious rabbit Bugs bunny! ;-)
Patrick Taberna- Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland
Follow the White Rabbit. "You stay in Wonderland...And I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." ~Lilliandra
Following the white rabbit reinopin: A Contretemps, Bois le Roi, France 2008 © Patrick Taberna
Classroom, Reading, Crossword Puzzles, Schools, Death, Book, Literature, Shakespeare Tragedy, Crossword
Thank you Shakespeare now at least one person inn every book I read dies a triaged death
Now I dont have to read them in school
I read three Shakespeare books.......... Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Hamlet. Of course literature assignments :)
Fun graphic to use in a classroom when teaching British Literature
Sequoya (aka George Guess) Inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet
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Cherokee Indians Sequoyah, or Geroge Guess
Native American Sequoya (aka George Guess) Inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet
A NEO-BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE WEIGHT CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.