Pearl diving, 19th century illustration

Pearl diving, 19th century illustration

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Caption: 19th century illustration pearl divers. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, deposited in concentric layers.

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