Her pearls were <heavily cultured>

Mr.Mister

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<<Hi, does anybody know what is Woolworth? I read in an Agatha Christie's book, "Death on the Nile", the girls are talking about pearls and say: They are heavily cultured or even Woolworth.>>


What about "heavily cultured" pearls? I don't understand.
 
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  • Greyfriar

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    Those pearls are not natural, not from oysters in the sea, but grown (cultured) by inserting an irritant inside the shells of captive oysters (kept in tanks) in order to make them grow their protective pearl coating around the irritant.
     
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