California Red Abalone Blister Pearl Pendant 6mm
(Morro Bay, California)
California red abalone blister pearl 6mm
Type of pearl: Natural red abalone blister pearl
Color: green and pink
Location of Origin: California
Clasp Metal Type: 14 kt gold
Unique Features: rare coloring
Natural California red abalone blister pearls are only found in the older shells. The blister is caused by an intrusive creature that burrows in from the outside of the shell and creates the blister on the inside. My experience has been that they are found in only 1 shell in about 30 to 50 shells. I read where they are found in only 1 of a thousand. Maybe I am lucky or just ignore the shells that do not have blisters. The blisters, like us, are each unique in size shape and coloring. There does not seem to be 2 exactly alike. The coloring changes with the lighting and for me it is hard to capture with a camera the almost alive coloring. This particular one was cut to fit an existing 14 kt gold mounting that I had. I have a limited amount of these blister pearls that I have extracted from our local resource here in the Morro bay area.
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