Part of the Pearls exhibition.

The only gem produced by a living animal, the pearl is truly a form of beauty born of the workings of nature.

Three years in the making, Pearls is the world's first and perhaps only exhibition of such scope and magnitude, showcasing invaluable pearl specimens, objets d'art and jewelry from around the world and across the ages.

The American Museum of Natural History is most grateful to Tasaki Shinju, for its generous support of the Pearls exhibition. Tasaki Shinju is the world's largest vertically integrated pearl company, culturing, designing and marketing high-end pearl jewelry to consumers worldwide through its stores in Japan and major retailers throughout the world.