Keshi and pink pearls




The Fish


Abalone shell with blister pearls




The north and west coasts produce silvery white to yellow pearls. They also use the shells in industry.

Gulf of Manaar, between Sri Lanka and India.

This area traditionally produces pale, creamy white pearls.


Now our primary source for cultured pearls. They are usually white.

Mexico and Panama

These areas have were major sources until the 20th century. Today they produce Tahitian type, cultured pearls.

Persian Gulf

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