mabe pearl

mabe pearl

 (māb) also ma·bé pearl (mä′bē, mä-bā′)
n.
A cultured pearl grown in such a way as to impart a flat-backed, hemispherical shape.

[Japanese mabe, penguin wing oyster (Magnavicula penguin syn. Pteria penguin), the species in which such pearls were first cultivated.]
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Changes in shell dimensions of pearl oysters, Pinctada mazatlanica (Hanley, 1856) and Pteria sterna (Gould, 1851), during growth as criteria for mabe pearl implants.
Potential of commercial development of mabe pearl farming in Va'vau Islands, Kingdom of Tonga.
The winged pearl oyster Pteria penguin has been used to sustain an artisanal mabe pearl industry in Tonga since the species introduction in 1975 (Fa'anunu & Manu 1996, Teitelbaum & Fale 2008).
The shell dimensions and growth form of a pearl oyster, therefore, have important implications for mabe pearl culture, ranging from the appropriate age and size of the oyster for seeding to the culture duration and the appropriate number and size of nuclei to be implanted (Saucedo et al.
Currently, mabe pearl production techniques are mature and applied commercially on a large scale in China, including the Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan provinces.
120], was also calculated to determine the time required for oysters at each site to reach 100 mm and 120 mm DVM, respectively-sizes suitable for mabe pearl production and round pearl production, respectively (Mao et al.
Changes in shell dimensions of pearl oysters, Pinetada mazatlaniea (Hanley 1856) and Pteria sterna (Gould 1851), during growth as criteria for mabe pearl implants.
penguin for pearl production offers both opportunities for diversification within existing pearling industries and as a means of income generation for coastal communities, because mabe pearl production is less technically demanding than round pearl production (Southgate et al.
Changes in shell dimensions of pearl oysters Pinctada mazatlanica (Hanley 1856) and Pteria sterna (Gould 1852), during growth as criteria for Mabe pearl implants.
Details are polished as they are fine, as seen in the gingko leaf earrings that smother the ear totallythe tense, intricately woven golden wires that fluff in a trimmed peacock's feather, or the mabe pearls from which birds dangle.
They have a magnificent array of South Sea Pearls, Tahitian pearls, and Mabe pearls, as well as cultured pearls available in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Mabe pearls are large, with a thin covering of calcium carbonate over the base that had been inserted into the animal.