Natural Freshwater Pearl in Shape of Fish Studied by GIA

Fish Shaped Natural Pearl

Fish Shaped Natural Pearl

The New York lab recently examined a unique fish-shaped brownish orange pearl measuring 21.34 × 6.28 × 2.81 mm and weighing 2.12 ct.


The entire nacreous surface was composed of overlapping platelets. We observed no indications of work, such as polishing, that is sometimes performed to improve a pearl’s appearance.

One end was wider and more rounded, which bore an uncanny likeness to a fish’s head, with an “eye” and “mouth” also discernible. The lustrous orient along the body narrowed to a rounded point, resembling iridescent fish scales on a tail.

Natural pearls are often baroque, and American freshwater pearls in particular are often found as elongated “wing” pearls (J.L. Sweaney and J.R. Latendresse, “Freshwater pearls of North America,” Fall 1984 G&G, pp. 125–140).

Read entire article here:
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/gems-gemology/fall-2017-labnotes-natural-freshwater-fish-pearl

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I'm happy
by: Kari

I'm happy to share your unique, amazing and even funny natural pearl. I'm sure the folks at GIA enjoyed very much studying it.

Yes, please keep in touch and share any other adventures "Mr. Fish Pearl" has.

By the way, does he have an official name yet?

Thanks! And God bless, Kari

thank you for showing & shared this fish- pearl !
by: Hamoniaux

DEAR

first , thank you for showing & shared this fish- pearl !
thanks ...
promise, I tell you the futur of the adventures of this pearl

best to dear Kari

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