Pearls and Mussels of Mississippi
The 1800’s saw a pearl rush in the Upper Mississippi River region, unlike anything is seen before. Freshwater pearls were abundant in native mussels, and during the rush, millions of mussels were killed.
In 1889, the German button maker, Johann Böpple, started making buttons from mussel shells. This increased mussel harvesting rush even further. By 1899, there were around sixty button factories in the Mississippi River Valley with thousands of workers. Over 21,000 tons of shells were harvested that year. In 1922, the freshwater mussel fishing was one of the biggest and most profitable inland fisheries in America. But the industry started to decline rapidly in 1930, again due to overexploitation, and in some places the mussel beds were literally wiped out. Natural pearls are rarely found in the US anymore.
Father of US Pearl Culturing
With natural pearls harvested to extinction and the recent …
As far as necklaces are concerned, pendant necklaces is on the list of most popular necklaces. These necklaces are so popular that they are sold separately. On jewelry websites, you can find a separate category for these necklaces. Pendants are available in different styles and shapes, such as classic diamond solitaires, hearts and crosses. So, what is the difference between a necklace and a pendant? The different is that a pendant is a type of necklace where you can remove the chain.
Pearl strand is another popular type of necklaces. Pearls are available in various sizes, shapes, colors, lengths and prices. Therefore, you can find the pearls that are ideal for you. A pearl necklace can be found in different sizes, such as 16-inch chocker type and a 32 inch opera type. You can put them on as a dramatic or strand. Or you can wrap …
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The concept of ‘Birthday’ was introduced by the Egyptians. In the Ancient Egypt, when the Pharaoh’s coronation was executed, they were picturized as gods. As a result, this divine promotion was given due importance than their official birth date. The Ancient Greeks used to present moon-shaped shapes to one of their Ancient Greek deities named ‘Artemis’. It was offered to pay homage to the lunar goddess. Later they lit the candles which are placed on top of the cake to add some glowing effect.
The Ancient Romans also observed birthdays for their family members. While the Government on the other hand celebrated a birthday for eminent personalities during those times. A special cake prepared using wheat flour, honey, olive oil and grated cheese was also offered to those who are celebrating their 50th birthday anniversary.
Celebrating a birthday was perceived as an evil practice by the Christians for many years. …
Just like buying any article of clothing, it’s important that you look for a garment that fits you well. In other words, you have look for the right size. You may be tempted to opt for one that is a little bit bigger yet comfortable, but this may not be the best choice. What you need to do is go for a piece that is the perfect fit for you. Some people go for one size bigger, which is not a good idea at all. A garment that doesn’t fit you well may not worth the price spent.
The design you choose should mirror your personality. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the most important factors that you may want to give importance to. Buying one that won’t suit you will just stay in your wardrobe for good as you won’t find it comfortable to put …
Selling at higher prices does not really scare most people from buying what they like. But the fact is that nobody likes throwing their hard-earned money away. Since they can get that same product elsewhere at a cheaper price, they might be interested to go there. The big question is, how can one get cheap fashion jewelry? Apart from moving from one jewelry store to another, you can sit down in the comfort of your home and yet get what you want. There are numerous online companies that are into jewelry selling. They also sell on wholesale and retail basis. This is another business opportunity for those who are interested to buy cheap jewelry, and make more profit selling it to other people. Yes! I said more profit. The reason is because some people may not be willing to start making research, so when they see you with a jewelry …
Green Jade – This good luck charm stone is loved and treasured in China considering how common it is there. A large number of people actually carry to attract good luck are family and personal levels. It is among the stones that you can, you can use to have luck in business. The gemstone is also used to maintain stable relationships and to transmit values like kindness, charity and modesty.
Agate – It is among the most powerful luck stones in the esoteric world. It is made up of several quartz minerals and has varying colored circles. It balances energies and at the same time attracts luck in sentimental and economic terms. It can also be used to call passion, encourage relationships and to call love.
Turquoise – The gemstone has a unique and peculiar blue color varying from apple green to blue and makes it valued. Arab countries love …
Radiating with Time:
With the name “OMEGA” at the heart, a watch becomes special for a watch collector. The Speedmaster Moonwatch 304.93.44.52.03.001 is known as the “Blue Side of The Moon”. This one of the latest branded luxury watches for men was recently introduced by the brand on the occasion of Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse that occurred on January 31, 2018.
Having a blue ceramic case of 44.25mm width, this sporty watch also has a blue ceramic bezel ring that is supported by a tachymeter scale which has been coated in Liquid metal. This Moonphase watch tracks the different phases of the moon. The small seconds’ sub-dial rotates fully in a minute.
The indexes at the ceramic made dial have been treated with 18K white gold for enhancing the worth of it. This iconic men’s watch is powered by the Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9904 that has been officially …
Read User Reviews
User reviews are underrated but should be your first resource for checking up on many things like the product quality, availability with the seller you’re buying from, the fit and sizing and much more.
It should be the first place you check and should influence your buying choice. Many retailers also offer review aggregates online, which means that they’ll collate product reviews from multiple sources. This is helpful, but you should base your decision on user reviews, which is posted by users who actually bought the product.
Go through a few and keep an eye out for fake reviews; websites and sellers often resort to this underhand tactic. So, check the difference in the count of positive and negative reviews. A sizeable difference means that the general trend is accurate. A user review count difference which is not substantial may conversely reflect something fishy, so check …