PUBLIC TALK: The Secret of Cultured Pearls Revealed- from the Water to your Necklace
|The Secret of Cultured Pearls Revealed- from the Water to your Necklace
A public lecture by Dr Marie-Lise SchlÃ¤ppy, Research Associate at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Pearls have been used as jewels for centuries and pearl aquaculture has helped make pearls more readily available. How are these pearls produced? How do they differ from natural pearls and why are freshwater pearls so much cheaper than marine pearls? Dr SchlÃ¤ppy, who was employed in the pearl industry on a remote island of Irian Jaya in Indonesia, will reveal the mysteries of the steps necessary for a pearl to become an asset around your neck or part of your cufflinks. In her presentation, she will uncover how pearls are produced and what criteria is used to judge the quality of a pearl.
This lecture is part of the All at Sea series, presented by the UWA Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
About this Series: All at Sea - Restoration and Recovery.
Our Oceans and coasts provide us with food, energy, livelihoods, cultural and recreational opportunities, yet they are coming under increasing pressure. This UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - Oceans Institute Lecture Series explores the wonders of our seas, the challenges they face and how research at UWA- in a diverse range of fields including marine science, ocean engineering, health., humanities and social sciences- are contributing to sustainability.
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