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Natural pearl found in 2,000-year-old shell midden

A natural marine pearl which dates back 2,000 years has been found in a shell midden in Australia. “Pearls have not been recovered before from ancient sites in Australia. Since the find is unique, analysis could not damage or take samples from any portion of the pearl, so researchers from UOW

7,500-year-old pearl found in Neolithic grave

The oldest pearl yet found has been discovered in a neolithic grave unearthed in the United Arab Emirates. Discovered in the Emirate of Umm al Quwain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the pearl was believed to have originated between 5547 and 5235 BC. "Gemmologists and jewellers have popularised the idea that the oldest