You love pearl jewels, and your companion is interested in science and history : here is an exhibition that you’ll both be pleased to visit.
It’s located in Paris “Jardin des Plantes“, on it’s south side, just past the gate at 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, in the “Grande Galerie de l’Evolution” building.
You’ll see on videos the techniques used to get a shell produce a pearl,
Learn about pearls history and geography,
Enter a strange deep water like glowing world,
With all colors and kind of pearls :
Pearls necklaces :
Pearl laces :
A Chinese little pearl dragon :
Winter boots made of horsehair and pearl buttons
And in the dark, a glowing mother of pearls panel :
“Pearls, a natural history“, Jardin des Plantes, Grande Galerie de l’Evolution 36 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris, tel 33(0)1 40 79 54 79, Metro Jussieu. Everyday except Tuesday 10 to 18. Up to March 8. Entrance 8 euros for Pearls exhibition and Galerie de l’Evolution permanent exhibition.
If you’re not in Paris yet, visit the exhibition site : http://www2.mnhn.fr/perles/