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Re: lapidary [Re: BranShea] #198533
03/28/11 12:19 AM
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but what puzzles me in the word is why mom in involved in this.

Imagine a grain of sand entering a shell. The Nacre is secreted from within the cells shell encasing the grain with multiples layers and 'viola' a pearl is born.

Re: lapidary [Re: olly] #198535
03/28/11 01:15 PM
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Sounds reasonable and how beautiful the colors and that little row of holes in the shell !

Re: lapidary [Re: BranShea] #198562
03/29/11 10:11 AM
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Those little holes are natural, Bran.

And I have been reading up about pearls since this subject started and here are two facts I found interesting

momme is the measurement used for weighing pearls... looks like 'your mom' was involved in this again wink
1 momme = 3.75 grams or 3750 milligrams.

and

Did you know that caviar, should be served with a non-metallic spoon. This is because a metal spoon is said to transfer a metallic taste to the caviar.
Spoons made from bone or mother of pearl are preferred.

Re: lapidary [Re: Candy] #198571
03/29/11 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: Candy


Did you know that caviar, should be served with a non-metallic spoon. This is because a metal spoon is said to transfer a metallic taste to the caviar.
Spoons made from bone or mother of pearl are preferred.


That would explain why that peanut butter and caviar sandwich I had so many years ago didn't taste very good. I spread the caviar with a metallic knife.

Re: lapidary [Re: Faldage] #198614
03/30/11 02:36 AM
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peanut butter and caviar sandwich Now, what'd you want to go and ruin perfectly good peanut butter for?

Re: lapidary [Re: Jackie] #198623
03/30/11 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: Jackie
peanut butter and caviar sandwich Now, what'd you want to go and ruin perfectly good peanut butter for?


With a ketchup milk shake.

Re: lapidary [Re: Candy] #198653
03/31/11 01:09 AM
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Momme raths?

Re: lapidary [Re: Bill Palmer] #198665
03/31/11 12:35 PM
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