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Unlike diamond or most other precious gems, Pearls is a jewelry designed only for women. Wearing pearls let ladies look more feminine and gentle.
The best Pearl shop in Beijing is Fang Hua Pearls & Jewelry. I visited one of its shops in the Pearl Market. Photos hung on the wall caught my attention immediately upon entering the shop. You can find many celebrities like Margaret Thatcher and Cherie Blair among them. They came to Fang Hua to select pearls during their visit to China. In fact over one hundred leaders with their wives from other countries have visited Fang Hua.
How to select pearls? A good pearl can be told from its shape, luster and color. The best is the one which is round, and can mirror images reflected on it. I especially like a necklace of pearls with jade green. It's suitable for ladies working at office. The black pearls imported from Maldives are also appealing. But they are very costly because a black pearl is so rare.
Each necklace of pearls costs at least several thousand yuan.
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Folk Handicrafts from Northwest China
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A Beijing specialty shop near the Forbidden City