What are pearls?

Some articles on pearls, pearl:

Alpine Pearls
... Alpine Pearls is a cooperation which has been established in 2006 and formed of 28 tourism municipalities in six alpine countries ... The individual member municipalities (referred to as Pearls) benefit from the exchange of experiences among each other ...
Pearls, Girls And Monty Bodkin
... Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin is a novel by P ... G ...
String Of Pearls (China)
... The String of Pearls refers to the network of Chinese military and commercial facilities and relationships along its sea lines of communication, which extend from the Chinese mainland to Port Sudan ... The emergence of the String of Pearls is indicative of China’s growing geopolitical influence through concerted efforts to increase access to ports and airfields, expand and modernize military forces ...
Coconut Pearl
... The coconut pearl is alleged to be a coconut-produced gemstone ... botanical gem in the world, the coconut pearl supposedly grows inside the coconut ... However, the existence of these pearls is in dispute, and some claim that published photos are hoaxes ...
Crown Of The Netherlands
... crown present, a huge and unusable construction of gilded copper, pearls made of pasted fishskin and coloured glass ... was described as "a bejeweled golden ring with golden fleurons and pearls, eight rising arches studded with pearls and topped with an orb with a cross ... This small crown contains no real diamonds or pearls ...

Famous quotes containing the word pearls:

    You have seen
    Sunshine and rain at once; her smiles and tears
    Were like a better way: those happy smilets
    That played on her ripe lip seemed not to know
    What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence
    As pearls from diamonds dropped.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Instead of pearls a wrought clasp
    a bracelet will you accept this?
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Those are pearls that were his eyes.
    “Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?”
    But
    O O O O that Shakespeherian Rag—
    It’s so elegant
    So intelligent ...
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)