Salt Water Pearls in N.B.

Multicolored Blue Mussel Pearls

Multicolored Blue Mussel Pearls

I do find small pearls here in southern N.B. The pearls are from 1 mm up to 3 mm in size and are in many colors.


These are located in salt water mussels and my question is can a pearl cultivator take these small pearls and insert them into other mussels or oysters and have them continue to grow.


Clayton

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Aug 13, 2008
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Clayton sold 2 pearls
by: Kari

Clayton was able to sell 2 of his blue mussel pearls to Sue who was working with a young cancer patient and teaching him about gemology.

See her story here.

Thank you, Clayton, for sharing your interesting salt water blue mussel pearls with Sue and Steven, I know they were thrilled with your blue and pink pearls.

May 22, 2008
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Salt Water Pearls in N.B.
by: Clayton

YES i am located i N.B Canada. The pearls are found in blue mussels that grow here.

Ihave been unable to forward a picture due to your server problems.

Clayton

May 19, 2008
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New Brunswick?
by: Kari

Hi Clayton,

I'm assuming the N.B. is New Brunswick, right?

The pearls you're finding are in what kind of salt water mussel?

As for your question, yes, I think that is done on some pearl farms. Usually, however, they are nucleated with beads made from shells or even nucleated with just mantle tissue.

Thanks so much for sharing about your Canadian pearls. We'd love to see a photo too.

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