The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This design is typically found on mouldings.

Simple Enrichment Bead Moulding

The simple enrichment bead moulding is an antique design formed of round pearls close together. This…

This brooch is heart shaped with ribbons of gems, dripping with pearls.

Brooch

This brooch is heart shaped with ribbons of gems, dripping with pearls.

This brooch is designed in a knot of diamonds and pearls and a large drooping emerald.

Brooch

This brooch is designed in a knot of diamonds and pearls and a large drooping emerald.

This brooch is made of pink pearls and diamonds, in a flower and leaf design.

Brooch

This brooch is made of pink pearls and diamonds, in a flower and leaf design.

This is a line engraving by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Pictures is Elizabeth, the wife of William Cavendish. The original engraving was done by Pierre Lombard.

Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire

This is a line engraving by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Pictures is Elizabeth, the wife of William Cavendish.…

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

The Last Pearl

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

The Last Pearl

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

"Only six actually living species of the genus have been found; these inhabit the Indian Ocean, the Australian seas, and the Pacific Ocean. The interior of the pearl oyster-shell affords the most exquisite pearls."

Malleus Alba (Lamarck)

"Only six actually living species of the genus have been found; these inhabit the Indian Ocean, the…

A man fishing for pearls.

Pearl Fisher

A man fishing for pearls.

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Coral Pecten.

Pecten Foliaceus.

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Coral Pecten.

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Northern Pecten.

Pecten Islandicus (Chemnitz.)

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Northern Pecten.

"The Watered Pecten belongs to the scallop-shells. The shell is generally nearly circular, more or less elongated, and terminated toward the summit in a straight line."

Pecten Pseudamussium (Chenu.)

"The Watered Pecten belongs to the scallop-shells. The shell is generally nearly circular, more or less…

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Purple Pecten.

Pecten Purpuratus (Lamarck.)

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Purple Pecten.

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Tiger Pecten.

Pecten Tigris (Lamark.)

Smooth-shelled Pectens have colors that are frequently lively and brilliant. This is the Tiger Pecten.

"The genus <em>Pinna</em> was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers attached to their helmets. The animal is thick, elongated, with mantle open behind, presenting a conical, furrowed foot, bearing a considerable byssus."

Pinna Bullata (Swainson)

"The genus Pinna was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers…

"The genus <em>Pinna</em> was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers attached to their helmets. The animal is thick, elongated, with mantle open behind, presenting a conical, furrowed foot, bearing a considerable byssus."

Pinna Nigrina (Lamarck)

"The genus Pinna was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers…

"The genus <em>Pinna</em> was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers attached to their helmets. The animal is thick, elongated, with mantle open behind, presenting a conical, furrowed foot, bearing a considerable byssus."

Pinna Nobilis, with its byssus (Linnaeus)

"The genus Pinna was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers…

"The genus <em>Pinna</em> was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers attached to their helmets. They are of a brown, smoky color, with a fibrous, horny shell, very thin and fragile."

Pinna Rudis (Linnaeus)

"The genus Pinna was so called from its resemblance to the plumelet which the Roman soldiers…

"The more remarkable species of the genus <em>Spondylus</em>; their valves are unequal."

Spondylus Crassisquama (Lamarck.)

"The more remarkable species of the genus Spondylus; their valves are unequal."

"The more remarkable species of the genus <em>Spondylus</em>; their valves are unequal."

Spondylus Gaederopus (Lina.)

"The more remarkable species of the genus Spondylus; their valves are unequal."

"The more remarkable species of the genus <em>Spondylus</em>; their valves are unequal."

Spondylus Imperialis (Chemn.)

"The more remarkable species of the genus Spondylus; their valves are unequal."

"The more remarkable species of the genus <em>Spondylus</em>; their valves are unequal. A native of the Indian Ocean and rarely met with."

Spondylus Regius (Linn.)

"The more remarkable species of the genus Spondylus; their valves are unequal. A native of…

"The annexed cut represents the horns of the stag at different ages. During the first year, there is only a light protuberance; the second year is marked by the brow antler (1); the third year, by the bad antler (2); the fourth, by the tray antler (3); the fifth, by the crockets (4); the sixth, by the beam antler (5), the various parts of which are termed (A) crockets, (B) tray, (C) bay, (D) brow, (E) pearls, (F) the beam of the antler; seventh year (6)." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Stag Horns

"The annexed cut represents the horns of the stag at different ages. During the first year, there is…