Natural Blister Pearls for Sale

Natural blister pearls for sale. Pearls found attached to the inner surface of the shell are known as blister pearls.

Natural Blister Pearl
Natural Blister Pearls
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Type: Natural Red Abalone
Shape: Oval
Size: 20x15mm
Color: Green & Pink
Price: $139
Natural Blister Pearl
Natural Blister Pearls
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Size: 9.5mm
Shape: Round
Color: Pink & Green
Metal: Sterling
Unique Features: Double sided
Price: $250 SOLD!
Natural Blister Pearl
Natural Blister Pearls
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Type: Natural Red Abalone
Shape: Round
Size: 6.5mm
Color: Green & Pink
Metal: 14K Gold
Price: $594
Natural Pearl Ring
Natural Pearl

Type of pearl: Nautilus Blister Pearl
Shape: semi round
Size: 15.66mm
Color: white and silver
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Price: $6,310
Natural Pearl
Natural Pearl

Type of pearl: California Red abalone
Shape: irregular
Size: 11+mm
Weight: 8.5 carats
Color: Brown
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Price: $402
According to Elisabeth Strack in her amazing book, Pearls, blister pearls are pearls with originally formed as free pearls within the connective tissue of the mantle and which merged later with the shell. At first the pearl will only touch the shell at one point before a first stem-like connection forms.

The inter-growing of pearl and shell takes place in several stages and eventually leads to a complete merger. This means that the pearl will be integrated in the normal growth process of the shell, which increases in thickness during the mollusc's life.

Experienced pearl fishers and pearl dealers are usually aware that certain techniques will enable the original round pearl to be exposed and this can often prove a valuable surprise.

Blisters, sometimes confused with blister pearls, are formed by internal protuberances produces on the inside of the shell.

Blisters form when foreign objects such as larvae, worms, snails, crabs, fishes, tiny pieces of fish bones or tiny stones are flooded into the space between shell and mantle tissue, where they are trapped.

Blisters have irregular shapes and are hollow on the inside, where they are usually filled with a liquid and /or the rotting or dead remnants of the intruder.

Blisters must be cut out of the inside of the shell if they are to be used in jewellery. The same is true of blister pearls. Both blisters and blister pearls differ from free pearls insofar as the mother-of-pearl layers correspond to those of the shell. In the case of blister pearls, the outer layers have an even, parallel and not concentric arrangement, while the pearl within possesses a concentric structure.

Blister Pearls

Blister Pearls

Very Rare Nautilus Blister Pearl 
Type of pearl: Nautilus Blister Pearl Shape: semi round Size in mm: 15.66mm Color: white and silver Location of Origin: Philippines …

Abalone pearl inside a blister pearl Not rated yet
Type of pearl: California Red abalone *Carat Weight: 8.5 carats *Shape: irregular *Size: 11+mm *Color: brown Location of Origin: …

Red Abalone Natural Blister Pearl Not rated yet
Type of pearl: red abalone blister *Shape: oval *Size: 20x15mm *Color: pink & green Location of Origin: Central coast California …

Natural Red Abalone Blister Pearl Necklace Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Red abalone blister Shape: round Size: 9 1/2 mm Color: pink & green Location of Origin: Central California Clasp …

California Red Abalone Blister Pearl Pendant 6mm Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Natural red abalone blister pearl Shape: round Size: 6.5mm Color: green and pink Location of Origin: California …