A 61-year-old man in China had to undergo emergency surgery to remove 42 pearls he had embedded in his body for years as part of an unusual remedy for his severe leg pain.
Switch to a classic look or a funky one by pairing timeless pearl jewellery with casual and formal wear.
The mystery of how pearls form into the most perfectly spherical large objects in nature may have an unlikely explanation.
Pearls rich in essential minerals can help treat killer diseases like cancer, a leading scientist has claimed.
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Showbiz World - December 17, 2014
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