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6. Approximately 95% of all pearls harvested today are cultivated pearls. This means the mollusks are both farmed and artificially implanted with small seeds. Cultivated pearls ensure increased size, quantity and quality, whereas naturally formed pearls are unreliable and often produce much smaller pearls.
7. Jacques Cartier traded a double-stranded natural pearl necklace valued at $1.2 million for a mansion on 5th Avenue in NYC where he opened a Cartier store and headquarters in 1916.
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Facts sourced from National Geographic and Spruce Crafts