Blue mussel pearls from Norway

by Thomas
(Sweden)

Blue mussel pearls from Norway

Blue mussel pearls from Norway

It's not the first time I collected blue mussels for dinner, but I have never found a pearl before! It was from on my new location. In some of them were 2-4 pearls, mostly very small - 1-2mm. The biggest one is 3.8mm and many are about 3-3.5mm. I collect minerals and fossils since I was a child so it's great trophy for me :) By the way, what's the value of pearls like that?

Best Regards,
Thomas

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Jun 22, 2014
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Thank you
by: Thomas

Thank you, Kari.
You're right, current was strong there.
My collection is 4 times bigger now, and I think it's enough. Anyway, my teeth are safer when I have changed location :)
You have a really huge database about pearls. I hope your website will still grow and I'll visit it regularly.
Best Regards,
Thomas

May 28, 2014
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Congratulations of finding natural pearls
by: Kari

HelloThomas,

Congratulations on finding natural pearls! It's especially interesting that before you never found pearls and now what a treasure chest you have full of them!

I know some think that the movement of water effects the development of pearls. For example, the River Tay, in Scotland is a very fast moving river which has produced lots of wonderful pearls, more than slower moving rivers. Freshwater pearling is not allowed in Scotland now, but when it was, the Tay River produced some real beauties.

I guess the water movement was just right in your new location.

Since my heritage is Norwegian, I love hearing about natural pearls from there.

Thank you for sharing your story and photos. As is often said, a pearl is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. On this Blue Mussel Pearls you can see what some folks have been willing to pay to add natural Blue Mussel pearls to their collections.

Happy pearling!
Kari

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