seed pearl

noun

Definition of seed pearl 

1 : a very small and often irregular pearl

2 : minute pearls imbedded in some binding material

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Think baroque seed pearls, strung with bits of glass, and polished agate and bulbs of orange turquoise. Monica Kim, Vogue, "SVNR’s Colorful Keepsake Earrings Turn Forgotten Objects Into Chic Mementos," 13 July 2018 The British royal wedding dress, which was designed by Norman Hartnell and inspired by a Botticelli painting, had 10,000 seed pearls sewn into the floral design of the dress and took 350 women seven weeks to make. Cady Lang, Time, "The 12 Most Influential British Royal Wedding Dresses of All Time," 1 May 2018 The elegant gown was made of over 400 yards of fabric, including ivory faille taffeta and 100 yards of silk net, which was then embellished with antique Brussels lace and seed pearls. Cady Lang, Time, "25 Classic Royal Wedding Dresses That Could Inspire Meghan Markle," 3 May 2018 Encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals, the designer added a secret detail for extra luck. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, "The Hidden Good-Luck Charm Sewn Into the Queen's Coronation Gown – and 4 Other Secrets!," 2 June 2018 Bangles in the store’s online catalog range in price from an antique amethyst and seed pearl ring for $950 to a 10.37 carat emerald cut diamond platinum engagement ring for $425,000. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Stockbroker Turned Jeweler, Dies at 76," 29 May 2018 The dress’ design was inspired by a Botticelli painting and was embellished with 10,000 seed pearls, taking 350 women seven weeks to complete it. Cady Lang, Time, "25 Classic Royal Wedding Dresses That Could Inspire Meghan Markle," 3 May 2018 Abraham Lincoln gave his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a set of seed pearl jewelry from Tiffany and Co. to celebrate his first inauguration. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Faux and fabulous: How pearls became Barbara Bush's iconic fashion statement | The Kansas City Star," 16 Apr. 2018 Another involved powdering seed pearls and then making a paste out of the powder, at one point baking the pearls inside a large freshwater fish. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Here’s Why Pearls No Longer Cost a Fortune," 14 Dec. 2017

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1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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