What Are Pearl Relics?

Answer Pearl relics are a certain class of ancient Buddhist objects believed to be imbued with sacred power. Some of these relics, or "pearl-like" relics, are said to derive from the body of Shakyamuni Bu... Read More »

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In the book the pearl why are the pearl buyers excited about the pearl?

Because all the pearl buyers (at the time of the story) work for the same man, and who ever gives the boss for the lowset price gets payed the most.

What Is the Difference Between a Mabe Pearl & a Biwa Pearl?

Jewelry making using pearls is an ancient tradition, and as such the language used to describe pearls is both fascinating and intricate. Mabe pearls are identified by their unusual shape which resu... Read More »

What Is the Differance Between a Pearl & a Faux Pearl?

Natural and cultured pearls are organic gems formed through a natural biological process within a living mollusk or oyster. Faux pearls are created from synthetic materials which simulate the appea... Read More »

In The Pearl by John Steinbeck what does the pearl do?

The pearl grows evil and creates problems for the family. It makes Kino hit Juana and it indirectly, of course, kills their son Coyotito. ____ The Pearl doesn't do anything. Because it is of grea... Read More »