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#198533 - 03/28/11 12:19 AM Re: lapidary [Re: BranShea]  
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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.

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

#198562 - 03/29/11 10:11 AM Re: lapidary [Re: BranShea]  
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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.

#198571 - 03/29/11 11:23 AM Re: lapidary [Re: Candy]  
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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.

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

#198623 - 03/30/11 10:56 AM Re: lapidary [Re: Jackie]  
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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.

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

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