Nature creates a pearl, with support from humankind

Eventually, the oysters are ready for harvest. Pictured first, is the oyster opened with the pearl still hidden by the meat. The next photo is of the rare Yellow Lipped South Sea oyster that produces the stunning large yellow pearls starting at 10mm diameter. Pictured next is the extremely rare Ocean Blue Mabe pearl in a heart shape, and it’s round Ocean Blue cousin. I was fortunate to acquire some of these beauties for future pieces in the Nature’s Artistry collection.