Pearls

Keshi and pink pearls

 

 

 

The Fish

 

Abalone shell with blister pearls

 

Sources

Australia

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.

Japan

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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