Basara Rice Pearl 1.8mm - 2mm
What is Pearl?
A pearl is a hard, roundish object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of mollusks, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur.
The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl became a metaphor for something very rare, very fine, very admirable and very valuable.
About Basara Pearl
The most important sources of natural pearls, which until 1908 were the only kind in use, were the oyster shoals on sandbanks off the island of Bahrein in the Persian Gulf where the best-quality large pearls were found, called Basara pearls, and the waters of the Gulf of Manaar between India and Sri Lanka's west coast
Extract from wikipedia.org