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A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk, usually a conch. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable.

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May 31, 2011
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
Model
u10D,S300D,u300D
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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22-1012