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KINDS OF ADVERBS --Part 2

INTERROGATIVE ADVERBS

These are:

why, where, how, when

They are usually placed at the beginning of a question.

Examples:

·         Why are you so late?

·         Where is my passport?

·         How are you?

·         How much is that coat?

·         When does the train arrive?

Notice that how can be used in four different ways:

1. meaning 'in what way?':
How did you make this sauce?
How do you start the car?

2. with adjectives:
How tall are you?
How old is your house?

3. with much and many:
How much are these tomatoes?
How many people are coming to the party?

4. with other adverbs:
How quickly can you read this?
How often do you go to London?

 

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KINDS OF ADVERBS

ADVERBS OF CERTAINTY

These adverbs express how certain or sure we feel about an action or event.

Common adverbs of certainty:

certainly, definitely, probably, undoubtedly, surely

Adverbs of certainty go before the main verb but after the verb 'to be':

·         He definitely left the house this morning.

·         He is probably in the park.

With other auxiliary verb, these adverbs go between the auxiliary and the main verb:

·         He has certainly forgotten the meeting.

·         He will probably remember tomorrow.

Sometimes these adverbs can be placed at the beginning of the sentence:

·         Undoubtedly, Winston Churchill was a great politician.

BE CAREFUL! with surely. When it is placed at the beginning of the sentence, it means the speaker thinks something is true, but is looking for confirmation:

Example:

·         Surely you've got a bicycle?

 

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?What is an Adverb

An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as "how," "when," "where," "how much".

While some adverbs can be identified by their characteristic "ly" suffix, most of them must be identified by untangling the grammatical relationships within the sentence or clause as a whole. Unlike an adjective, an adverb can be found in various places within the sentence.

In the following examples, each of the highlighted words is an adverb:

The seamstress quickly made the mourning clothes.

In this sentence, the adverb "quickly" modifies the verb "made" and indicates in what manner (or how fast) the clothing was constructed.

The midwives waited patiently through a long labour.

Similarly in this sentence, the adverb "patiently" modifies the verb "waited" and describes the manner in which the midwives waited.

The boldly spoken words would return to haunt the rebel.

In this sentence the adverb "boldly" modifies the adjective "spoken."

We urged him to dial the number more expeditiously.

Here the adverb "more" modifies the adverb "expeditiously."

Unfortunately, the bank closed at three today.

In this example, the adverb "unfortunately" modifies the entire sentence.

Conjunctive Adverbs

You can use a conjunctive adverb to join two clauses together. Some of the most common conjunctive adverbs are "also," "consequently," "finally," "furthermore," "hence," "however," "incidentally," "indeed," "instead," "likewise," "meanwhile," "nevertheless," "next," "nonetheless," "otherwise," "still," "then," "therefore," and "thus." A conjunctive adverb is not strong enough to join two independent clauses without the aid of a semicolon.

The highlighted words in the following sentences are conjunctive adverbs:

The government has cut university budgets; consequently, class sizes have been increased.

He did not have all the ingredients the recipe called for; therefore, he decided to make something else.

The report recommended several changes to the ways the corporation accounted for donations; furthermore, it suggested that a new auditor be appointed immediately.

The crowd waited patiently for three hours; finally, the doors to the stadium were opened.

Batman and Robin fruitlessly searched the building; indeed, the Joker had escaped through a secret door in the basement.

 

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Do or Make?

It is not always easy to choose between "do" and "make".

Do can be an auxiliary verb (Do you like coffee?) or a main verb (I did my homework yesterday.). As an auxiliary verb, it has no meaning. It is necessary only for the grammatical structure. As a main verb it has a meaning, but the meaning is rather general. It often expresses a general activity.

Make is not an auxiliary verb. It is always a main verb (I made a cake yesterday.). Its meaning is also rather general, but it often expresses the idea of construction or creation

 

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روزی روزگاری در روستایی در هند؛ مردی به روستایی‌ها اعلام کرد که برای خرید هر میمون 20 دلار به آنها پول خواهد داد.

 

روستایی‌ها هم که دیدند اطراف‌شان پر است از میمون؛ به جنگل رفتند و شروع به گرفتن‌شان کردند  و مرد هم هزاران میمون به قیمت 20 دلار از آنها خرید ولی با کم شدن تعداد میمون‌ها روستایی‌ها دست از تلاش کشیدند…

به همین خاطر مرد این‌بار پیشنهاد داد برای هر میمون به آنها 40 دلار خواهد پرداخت.

با این شرایط روستایی‌ها فعالیت خود را از سر گرفتند. پس از مدتی موجودی باز هم کمتر و کمتر شد تا روستایی‌ان دست از کار کشیدند و برای کشاورزی سراغ کشتزارهای‌شان رفتند.

این بار پیشنهاد به 45 دلار رسید و در نتیجه تعداد میمون‌ها آن‌قدر کم شد که به سختی می‌شد میمونی برای گرفتن پیدا کرد.

این‌بار نیز مرد تاجر ادعا کرد که برای خرید هر میمون 100 دلار خواهد داد ولی چون برای کاری باید به شهر می‌رفت کارها را به شاگردش محول کرد تا از طرف او میمون‌ها را بخرد.

در غیاب تاجر، شاگرد به روستایی‌ها گفت: «این همه میمون در قفس را ببینید! من آنها را هر یک 80 دلار به شما خواهم فروخت تا شما پس از بازگشت مرد آنها را به 100 دلار به او بفروشید.»

روستایی‌ها که احتمالا مثل من و شما وسوسه شده بودند پول‌های‌شان را روی هم گذاشتند و تمام میمون‌ها را خریدند...

البته از آن به بعد دیگر کسی مرد تاجر و شاگردش را ندید و تنها روستایی‌ها ماندند و یک دنیا میمون...!!!

 

 

 

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Three Rules for separating phrasal verbs from verb+preposition combinations

Three Rules for separating phrasal verbs from verb+preposition combinations


Rule #1: Wh- question Rule

The word in question is a preposition if it can be moved to the front of a wh- question. Here's an example:

I come from Atlanta.

We know "from" is a preposition because the following, though formal-sounding, is acceptable to our ears:

From where do you come?


Here's what happens to the particle in a phrasal verb when we apply this rule:

She threw out the old newspapers.

This sentence becomes awkward and ungrammatical when we apply the wh- question rule

*Out where did she throw the old newspapers?
 


Rule #2: Relative Clause Fronting Rule

The word in question is a preposition if it can be fronted in a relative clause. Another example:

They learned about water skiing.

"About" is a preposition because the following sentence is grammatically correct even though it sounds stodgy.

Water skiing, about which they learned, is not as easy as it looks.


Let's look at what happens to the particle in a phrasal verb when we apply this rule:

I should hand in my paper early.

This sentence becomes awkward and ungrammatical when we apply the relative clause fronting rule:

*My paper, in which I should hand early, is my last one this term.


Rule #3: The Insert Adverb Rule

The phrase in question is a verb+preposition combination if an adverb can be inserted between the verb and the preposition. Here's an example:

My wife argued with the waiter.

"Argued with" is a verb+preposition combination because the following sentence is grammatically correct.

My wife argued endlessly with the waiter.


Let's look at what happens to a phrasal verb when we apply this rule:

Can you pick up my friend from the airport?

Now, here's the ungrammatical sentence produced when we insert an adverb within the phrasal verb:

*Can you pick quickly up my friend from the airport?


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Europe VS US

How would it the comparison between the USA and Europe look like? Which has better or prettier bridges, more popular actors, faster cars are just some of the answers to tickle your brain. These things change through time. Take a look at the things compared and if you have some other ideas leave them in the comment section and we may add them to the list.

The Eiffel Tower vs The Statue of Liberty

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The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower stands 324 m (1,063 ft) tall.

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The Statue of Liberty officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World dedicated on October 28, 1886, is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall..

The Camp Nou vs Cowboys Stadium

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The Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The stadium has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since its construction in 1957. It is a UEFA elite stadium, and has hosted numerous international matches at senior level, and UEFA Champions League finals, the most recent being in 1999. It has a capacity of 98,787, making it the largest stadium in Europe, and the eleventh largest in the world.

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Cowboys Stadium is a domed stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington, Texas. It serves as the home of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys. It replaced the partially-covered Texas Stadium, which opened in 1971, and served as the Cowboys’ home through the 2008 season. It was completed on May 27, 2009. The stadium seats 80,000, making it the 3rd largest stadium in the NFL by seating capacity (After FedEx stadium and the yet to be named new Giants Stadium)

Snatch vs The Godfather

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Snatch is a 2000 crime film written and directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, and featuring an ensemble cast.

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The Godfather is a 1972 American gangster film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola, and Robert Towne (uncredited).

Monica Bellucci vs Angelina Jolie

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onica Anna Maria Bellucci (born 30 September 1964) is an Italian actress and fashion model.

Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

Mont Blanc vs Mount Whitney

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Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco is the highest mountain in the Alps, Western Europe and the European Union. It rises 4,810.45 m (15,782 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. It is also sometimes known as “La Dame Blanche”. The mountain lies between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Haute-Savoie, France.

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Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). It is located at the boundary between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties, just 76 miles (122 km) west of the lowest point in North America at Badwater in Death Valley National Park (282 feet (86 m) below sea level). The western slope of the mountain lies within Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail which runs 211.9 miles (341.0 km) from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slope lies in the Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

The Beatles vs Elvis Presley

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The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.

Moscow vs Washington DC

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Moscow is the capital and the most populous city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world, a global city. It is also the seventh largest city proper in the world, a megacity. The population of Moscow (as of 1 January 2010) is 10,562,099.

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Washington formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790.

Roger Federer vs Tiger Woods

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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. As of 21 June 2010, he is ranked World No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He previously held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks and 285 total weeks, one week behind record holder Pete Sampras.

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Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he was the highest-paid professional athlete in 2008, having earned an estimated $110 million from winnings and endorsements.

William Shakespeare vs F. Scott Fitzgerald

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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers.

The Chain Bridge vs The Brooklyn Bridge

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Széchenyi lánchíd or Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849.

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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. At 5,989 feet (1825 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Napoleon Bonaparte vs George Washington

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Napoleon Bonaparte , was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731]– December 14, 1799) served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often revered by Americans as the “Father of Our Country”.

Mercedes-Benz vs Cadillac

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Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. It is currently a division of the parent company, Daimler AG (formerly DaimlerChrysler AG), after previously being owned by Daimler-Benz.

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Cadillac is a luxury vehicle marque owned by General Motors. Cadillac vehicles are sold in over 50 countries and territories, but mainly in North America.

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Adjective Placement - How to Use Adjectives

 

                 Adjective Placement - How to Use Adjectives

 

When using more than one adjective to describe a noun place the adjectives in the following order before the noun.

NOTE: We usually use no more than three adjectives preceding a noun.

 

1.     Opinion

Example: an interesting book, a boring lecture

 

2.     Dimension

Example: a big apple, a thin wallet

 

3.     Age

Example: a new car, a modern building, an ancient ruin

 

4.     Shape

Example: a square box, an oval mask, a round ball

 

5.     Color

Example: a pink hat, a blue book, a black coat

 

6.     Origin

Example: some Italian shoes, a Canadian town, an American car

 

7.     Material

Example: a wooden box, a woolen sweater, a plastic toy

Here are some examples of nouns modified with three adjectives in the correct order based on the list above. Notice that the adjectives are not separated by commas.

 

·         A wonderful old Italian clock. (opinion - age - origin)

·         A big square blue box. (dimension - shape - color)

·         A disgusting pink plastic ornament. (opinion - color - material)

·         Some slim new French trousers. (dimension - age - origin)

 

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The History of Pearls

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The history of pearls has always been linked to the history of mankind. Pearls have fascinated humans since more than 5000 years. The existence of pearls was documented 2200 B.C. for the first time. Enchantment and immaculate shape made them a cherished symbol of elegance for ancient and modern cultures. Roman emperors used pearls and fine garments to create matchless gems. Mother of pearl was one of the first and finest materials artists discovered for the creation of ornaments and jewellery.

The oldest formations of cultured pearls known to mankind were located in the Arab Gulf region, along the shores of Persia, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait and the Red Sea. The most ancient pearl from the Persian Gulf dates back 4000 years. During the glorious times of the Romans, the emperors discovered a passionate love for pearls. Their desire for the precious gem was insatiable. This love reflects in the Latin language as well. The word ‘Margarita’ means pearl - and mistress. Elisabeth I, Queen of England, topped everyone’s adoration for pearls. She used to wear heavy strands of pearls constantly. She was the vain owner of splendiferous gowns embroidered with a treasure of 3000 pearls. The symbols of purity and perfection represented affluence and power since a very long time.

In clerical art, pearls were regarded as precious symbols for the love of god, adorning altars and a variety of clerical objects as well as priestly robes. Pearls, immaculate in their natural condition, do not need any further treatment, like other gems, to shine in unequalled beauty.

Types of Pearls

1. cultured pearls:

Freshwater cultured pearls offer an enormous variety of shapes and sizes, which is why they are popular all over the world. The size of the freshwater cultured pearls varies from 2 - 8mm, the average measures approximately 4 - 5mm. Rarely freshwater cultured pearls with a size of more than 10mm are found. Cultivation of those charming pearls dates back until the 13th century. The famous Japanese 'Biwa' pearls used to control the industry from 1924 until well into the 70's. The Biwa Lake in Japan, like so many others, became a victim of environmental pollution caused by adjoining factories and urban sprawl. The extensive freshwater pearl production in the waters of Lake Biwa came to an end.
China started its freshwater pearl production just before 1970. Over the years, a more and more remarkable quality was achieved. Today Chinese freshwater cultured pearls dominate the market.
"Hyriopsis schlegeli" is the most commonly used mussel for freshwater pearl cultivation, belonging to the species of Unionides. The outer shell an ordinary brown, the inside yet a glossy white. The maximum size of this mussel may reach 30 x 20 cm. Freshwater cultured pearls, contrary to saltwater cultured pearls, do not contain a mother of pearl nucleus. Pearls exceeding a size of 8mm are an exception. One mussel can be implemented with 20 to 60 implants to grow freshwater pearls. After approximately one and a-half years have passed, the pearls have grown to a size of 3mm. After three years, sizes of 7mm are possible. A larger size can be achieved only, if the mussel remains untouched for more than 4 years.
Freshwater cultured pearls appear in a wide range of colours: white, off-white, champagne, shades of pink and orange, purple, mauve, silver and brown. Their unique shapes cover oval, ovate, button-shaped, and drop shaped. Some show a stunning similarity to potatoes. Perfectly round, large freshwater cultured pearls are a rare gem.

2. Akoya pearls

Since oysters are relatively small, the average size of Akoya pearls (Saltwater Pearls) varies from 2 to 9 mm. Originally cultured in Japan, the so-called Akoya pearls were the most popular saltwater pearls for almost a century. Until the 90’s the production was controlled by Japanese companies. As from 1990, China started cultivating Akoya pearls in remarkable quantities which meant serious competition for Japan’s production fairly soon. Pinctada fucata martensii, is the nomenclature for the double-shelled mussel of the species Pteriidae, used to cultivate Akoya pearls. Just like freshwater pearl production, the saltwater pearl cultivation starts by implanting a perfectly rounded mother-of-pearl nucleus along with an irritant into the oyster. Only two, maximum four nucleuses can be hosted at the same time, while freshwater pearl cultivation allows implantation of several more. Tahitian pearl cultivation allows one nucleus per mussel only. After the harvest, Akoya pearl producing mussels will not be nucleated again. Untreated Akoya pearls are mainly cream coloured, yellow or green. The pearls displayed in shop-windows are the result of a sophisticated treatment applied to eliminate impurities. Shapes vary from ovate, button-shaped, drop-shaped to baroque. The Value of Akoya pearls depends on their size, shape, colour and luster, as well as on the composition of their surface. For necklace of exceptional quality made of pearls measuring 8-9 mm, one has to part with a couple of thousand dollars.

3. Tahitian pearls:

The major feature of black Tahitian pearls is their large size. Black Tahitian pearls belong to the group of South Sea pearls and can measure between 9 and 17 mm. A thick and healthy mother-of-pearl layer around the implanted nucleus creates an immaculately natural colour, luster and beauty. These black pearls do not require any artificial improvement, which is why they are admired as the "Queen of pearls".
South Sea pearls are divided into two main categories: bright and dark. A mussel called 'Pinctada maxima' is used to cultivate the bright pearls. According to the shells remarkable size – Pinctada maxima can weigh up to 5 kilograms – a respectively large pearl can grow inside it. Black South Sea Tahitians are cultivated in a mussel called Pinctada margaritifera. Due to the species outstanding qualities, Tahiti’s dark pearl production is considered as the world’s best.
Contrary to freshwater and saltwater pearls, only one nucleus per mussel can be implanted. Many live oysters reject their irritant though. Only a small percentage of harvested South Sea pearls will be perfectly round. Those pearls come in a wide range of colours: bright silver, shading to dark gold, a variety of pink, cream, champagne, yellow, green and blue. Furthermore, pitch-black, iridescent peacock-overtones, darker shades of green, blue, brown, red and yellow may occur. Black Tahitian pearls achieve a top-price level worldwide. For an immaculate necklace you will have to spare a couple of ten thousand dollars. Generally the darker the Tahitian black pearl, the more valuable it is.

Pearl Grading

The following criteria is important to assess the quality of a pearl:

1. size:

The size of a pearl is the only feature visible for every viewer. it is measured in millimetres. There are pearls measuring a few millimetres only while South Sea pearls can reach a size of 20 millimetres diameter. Generally speaking, a larger pearl is more precious than a smaller one, while all other criteria have to be similar.

2. shape:

The shape of cultured pearls is generally divided into round, symmetric and baroque.

Round shapes: almost and perfectly round
Symmetric shapes : Oval, button, drop
Baroque shapes: Semi baroque, baroque

To find a perfectly round pearl is extremely difficult. The closer the pearl’s shape is to a perfect round, the more valuable it is. In the end, preferences depend on the individual taste.

pearl shapes

3. colour:

To judge the colour of pearls, a basic tone, luminosity and colour depth is considered. Akoya pearls show a spectrum covering shades of white, cream or soft pink. South Sea pearls shimmer in white, silver, pink or gold. Tahitian pearls are famous for their dark shades. A light grey is found, as well as gold, black-green to black.

white white pearls
rosé: rose pearls
cream: cream pearls
cream-rosé: creme rose pearls
golden: golden pearls

4. luster:

The Iridescence of pearls is called ‚luster’ or ‘Orient’. Pearls show this glamorous play of colours in delicate nuances due to the bow in their surface, enabling us to perceive their brilliance from every angle. The interaction of light rays and surface creates the iridescence, the so called ‘surface colour’ visible as a small circle on the pearl’s outer layer of nacre. The luster depends on the thickness of nacre, numerous layers encasing the nucleus. The layers of nacre act like tiny prisms, refracting light, so it appears as all the colours of a rainbow.
The luster is most important to asses the value of pearls. Intense luster increases the value.

pearls luster


5. surface:

Since pearls are the product of a biological process, their surface often shows small imperfections. An immaculate surface is very hard to find. Microscopic dents and exaltations are normal. When choosing a necklace, for example, one has to consider amount, size and visibility of these irregularities. As a result, the quality is described from ‘immaculate’ down to ‘visible imperfections’.

 

 

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Island

Island
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, sadness, Knowledge, and all of the ethers, including Love, one day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left.except Love
Love was the only one who stayed .love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.
جزیره
 در جزیره ایی زیبا تمام حواس زندگی می کردند، شادی…غم…غرور…عشق و…
روزی خبر رسید که به زودی جزیره زیر آب خواهد رفت. همه ساکنین جزیره قایق هایشان را آماده و جزیره را ترک کردند.
اما عشق می خواست تا آخرین لحظه بماند . چون او عاشق جزیره بود.



When the island had almost sunk, love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said:”Richness, can you take me with you?”

Richness answered,”NO, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel.”Vanity, please help me!”

“I can’t help you. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked,”Sadness, let me go with you.”

“Oh…Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even here when Love called her.

Suddenly…

There was a voice,” Come, love, I will take you.” It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder, love asked Knowledge, another elder,” Who helped me?”

“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.

“Time?” asked Love.” but why did Time helped me?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered,”Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.”


وقتی جزیره کاملا به زیر آب فرو می رفت..

ثروت با قایقی مجلل در حال عبور از کنار عشق بود.عشق گفت:"ثروت،آیا میتوانی مرا با خودت ببری؟"

ثروت پاسخ داد:"نه نمی توانم،طلاو نقره زیادی در قایق است .جایی برای تو نیست"

عشق تصمیم گرفت از غرور که با کرجی زیبایی از کنارش در حال رد شدن بود تقاضا کند."غرور،لطفا کمکم کن". غرور گفت: "نه. من نمی توانم تو را با خود ببرم چون تمام بدنت خیس و کثیف شده و قایق زیبای مرا کثیف می کنی"
غم در نزدیکی عشق بود . پس عشق به او گفت : اجازه بده تا من با تو بیایم.
غم با صدای حزن آلودی گفت" آه…عشق.من خیلی ناراحتم و احتیاج دارم تنها باشم".
شادی از کنار عشق رد شد، اما او آنقدر غرق شادی و هیجان بود که حتی صدای عشق را هم نشنید.
 نا گهان ،صدای سالخورده ای گفت"بیا عشق من تو را خواهم برد"
عشق آنقدر خوشحال شده بود که حتی فراموش کرد بپرسد کجا میروند و سریع خود را داخل قایق انداخت و جزیره را ترک کردند. وقتی به خشکی رسیدند پیرمرد به راه خود رفت و عشق تازه متوجه شد کسی که نجاتش داده چقدر بر گردنش حق دارد.
عشق نزد عالمی رفت و از او پرسید "آن پیر مرد که بود؟"
عالم پاسخ داد"زمان"
عشق با تعجب گفت:"زمان؟ اما چرا او به من کمک کرد؟!"
عالم لبخندی زد و گفت:" زیرا تنها زمان قادر به درک عظمت عشق است….!"

 
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