Taihu Pearl, Wuxi
The Taihu pearl is cultivated with the good quality freshwater of the Taihu Lake coupled with moderate water depth and illumination. Therefore, it has unique natural color and glowing luster. Cixi of the Qing Dynasty once made favorable comments: "the south pearl of the east planet is inferior to the freshwater pearl of the Taihu Lake". The craftwork of the Taihu pearl enjoys a world-wide reputation for the design which is better than artificial masterpiece.
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