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Why are Majorica pearls so expensive?

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Answered 2008-05-10 19:55:31

Majorica Pearls are faux pearls from the Spanish island of Mallorca, yet they are expensive due to the way in which they are manufactured. It takes several weeks to produce these "pearls" and they are all hand-made. The are created by dipping glass beads in an essence d'orient solution comprosed primarily of fish scales. Each pearl has to meet strict quality standards and guidelines in order to make it onto a piece of jewelry.

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