Diving for Melo Pearls

by Tisno Darmono
(Indonesia)

Indonesian Pearls

Indonesian Pearls

I'm from Indonesia and yesterday I found a snail and inside I found these "pearls".


I found them when I was diving and searching snails for our food and when I saw that snail I just caught it and brought it out from a sea then pulled up the snail from shell and inside I found these "pearls".

They weigh 7.5 carats and 16.5 carats.

I tried to find more snails and I got few but inside the snails I didn't find any pearls.

I wanted to keep the shell that had the pearls, and I tried to find the shell of this snail but my wife put it in a plastic bag and in the morning when my servant cleaned up my house she threw it away.

I'm wondering, why do some snails but not all snails have pearls and when they do have pearls inside they also are not always same colour or motif .....? Can someone explain this to me?

This photo shows back and front of each pearl.


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Feb 25, 2015
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never got the melo pearls
by: close

I have been diving for these melo pearls as well. But never have I had the chance to get my hands onto one. So have you really had a chance to get one? I think this is really rare near my places. Hope you get something soon.

Feb 02, 2015
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pearl lover
by: annmariapeter

I am a big lover of the pearls that is original and natural. Akoya pearl and the Tahitian pearl are the favourite among them. I usually wear pearls in functions. But with your help I am enjoying it a lot reading about pearls.

Jan 28, 2015
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nice collection
by: annmariapeter

Excellent article with good piece of content.

Sep 22, 2014
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how?
by: Anonymous

how did you pull the snail out?

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