Write a paragraph by answering the following question on ‘Pearl a royal jewel’.
(a) Where have pearls been mentioned much time? (b) Who thought the pearls as a sign of wealth and social position? (c) Who loved beautiful pearl necklace? (d) Where are the oysters collected from? (e) Who are professional divers? (f) Why did the brave knights use pearls?
Throughout history, the pearl with its shine has been one of the most highly valued gems. Pearls have been mentioned many times in regions texts and mythologies from the earliest times. The ancient Egyptians valued pearls so much that they were buried with them. It is said that the famous queen of Egypt Cleopatra would dissolve a pearl in a glass and drink it as a sign of love and respect for the entire nation. The Geeks though the pearls as a sign of wealth and social position. The beauty of pearls was associated with love and marriage. In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the greatest sing of wealth and social status. At that time the young women of noble families loved to wear beautiful pearl necklaces. The brave knights used to wear them un the battles for good luck.
Before the beginning of the 20th century, pearls were obtained from pearl oysters. These oysters were collected from the bottom of the ocean, lake or river. To get enough pearl oysters, free-divers were often forced to descend to the depth of more than 100 feet in our breath. Because of the difficulty of diving, pearls at that time were of different quality as well as very rare. In Asia, some pearl oysters could be found on shoals at adept of 5-7 feet from the surface. At themes, the divers had to go 40 feet or even up to 125 feet deep to find enough pearl oysters. These dives were extremely hazardous to the divers.