South Sea Pearls

Some articles on pearl, pearls:

Pearl Oyster
... See text Pearl oysters are saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Pteriidae ... They have a strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as "mother of pearl" ... Pearl oysters are not closely related to either the edible oysters of family Ostreidae, or the freshwater pearl mussels of the families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae ...
Creation of A Pearl - Types of Cultured Pearls
... Keshi pearls, although they often occur by chance, are not considered natural pearls ... These pearls are quite small typically a few millimeters in size ... Keshi pearls are produced by many different types of marine mollusks and freshwater mussels in China ...

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