Jeffries, A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls (1757); J.
Pearls are obtained from a species of this.
Dazzled society by his Magyar uniform, which was encrusted all over, even to the boots, with pearls and diamonds; while the Turkish ambassador, Sarim Effendi, caused much diversion by his bewilderment.
(1890); Jameson, " On the Origin of Pearls," Proc. Zool.
The usual material of medieval stoles was silk, and the better ones were embroidered with silk, gold thread, pearls, &c.