Extraordinary Natural Pearls: / or Natural Pearls: Rare & Beautiful:
Natural pearls occur when some form of irritant- like a piece of shell, bone or scale- lodges itself into a pearl-producing mollusc such as an oyster or mussel. To protect itself from the foreign body, the mollusc forms a nucleus over the foreign element, and continues to coat it with layers over the next several years. Today, almost any pearl you will encounter is a cultured pearl. Thus, natural pearls extreme rarity gives them their higher price tag.
Did you know…only one in approximately 10,000 oysters- not in farms- will ever produce a pearl!