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Pearl

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Pearl
A white jewel.
Stackable: 12

Other Uses

Resale Price: 1,164~1,230 gil

Synthesis Recipes

Bonecraft (19/30)
Yield: Pearl x 1
HQ 1: Black Pearl x 1
Wind Crystal

Bonecraft (19/30)
Yield: Pearl x 1
HQ 1: Black Pearl x 1
Wind Crystal

Used in Recipes

Desynthesis Recipes

None

Obtained from Desynthesis

How to Obtain

Auction House Category: Materials > Goldsmithing ( )

Quests

Dropped From

Name Level Zone
River Sahagin 34-38 Yuhtunga Jungle
Stream Sahagin 34-38 Yuhtunga Jungle
Pond Sahagin 36-39 Sea Serpent Grotto
Spring Sahagin 36-39 Sea Serpent Grotto
Lake Sahagin 36-39 Sea Serpent Grotto
Brook Sahagin 41-48 Sea Serpent Grotto
Riparian Sahagin 44-48 Sea Serpent Grotto
Peg Powler (NM) 61 Labyrinth of Onzozo
Charybdis (NM) 80-81 Sea Serpent Grotto


BCNM

Name Zone Level Time Members
Royal Succession Balga's Dais 40 15 minutes 3
Steamed Sprouts Balga's Dais 40 30 minutes 6
Tails of Woe Horlais Peak 40 30 minutes 6
Under Observation Horlais Peak 40 15 minutes 3
Up in Arms Waughroon Shrine 60 15 minutes 3

Tenshodo Coffer

Key Mission
Viridian Key Bring a Bowl of bland Goblin salad, Jug of greasy Goblin juice and Chunk of smoked Goblin grub to Squintrox Dryeyes
Bird Key Bring at least 3 different Counterseals to Squintrox Dryeyes


Campaign Unions

Obtained randomly through lot in Campaign Unions

Historical Background

Pearls are hard objects valued as gemstones (one of the few organic gemstones) which are produced inside oysters (sessile, shelled mollusks) by secreting nacre to cover some invasive body inside them (a grain of sand, or small organism, like a parasite) due to that body irritating their tissues. Nacre (AKA mother-of-pearl) is a combination of aragonite or calcite (each a crystalline polymorph of calcium carbonate) bound by conchiolin, an organic adhesive. The pearl forms over the process of a few years and only rarely does it naturally produce a spherical form. Pearls can range in color from white to cream or pink (occasionally with a tint of various other colors), but are always iridescent.

While all oysters and many mollusks can produce pearls, only one family of oysters is used for harvesting pearls, family Pteriidae (the pearl oysters), more specifically, genus Pinctada; family Ostreidae (oysters, true oysters) are not used (they are mainly used for food).

Pearls were a rare gemstone prior to the 20th century, when the advent of cultured pearls, pearls made by gathering oysters and intentionally inserting a small object (usually a rounded piece of shell) to produce a pearl of the desired shape (i.e. a sphere), developed. Most pearls were originally from the Far East (China & Japan).

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