Did you know that the elegant pearls that we typically see as jewelries
and other decorative items? These shell-like gems, made-up of calcium carbonate in small crystalline formations, have been used for many purposes since time immemorial. The clam's adductor muscle had been a favorite gastronomic delicacy for hundreds of countries. Its oyster shell is a choice material for houses, furnitures
and other decorative things. And probably unknown to many people right now, the pearl oyster shell had been used as a traditional medicine due to its proven health benefits. Above all, pearls are widely used for its mother of pearl (or nacre) which is a valuable material for a myriad of decorative functions in jewelry, architecture, musical instruments, and fashion. And when it comes to pearls as jewelries
, only one name comes into mind, Mikimoto
, the acknowledged leader in the industry.
Sylvan's on Main Street, Columbia is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.