Pen pearls found in Croatia!

by Mihael
(Sibenik, Croatia)

Pen pearls

Pen pearls

Hello Kari,

I've been free diving for some wing shells to try a Greek recipe.

When I opened them I've found some pearls of different colours, size and shapes.

So I gave it another try and pulled out some more wing shells and found more pearls. Sometimes even dozens of pearls in a single shell, but sometimes not even one.

Now I'm wondering if they have any value?
PS: They tasted delicious!

Thank you for the answer

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Jul 06, 2015
Pen pearl information
by: Anonymous

Hi again,

Here is a little bit of information about pen pearls. It's by no means comprehensive but gives a nice overview of them.

Pen pearl info

Jul 06, 2015
by: Kari

Hi Mihael,

Congratulations on finding so many natural pearls. I love the fact that wing shells can be found in so many parts of the world. Nice to know too that the meat is tasty!

Yes, pen pearls do have value. It would depend upon whether or not there are cracks which is quite common in pen pearls or if the pearls are nacreous or not. Pen pearls can be either nacreous or non-nacreous.

You collection has a lot of variety in both size and color. It's really fun to scrutinize your photo and see the wonderful contrasts.

You are welcome to list your pearls on my site for sale, if you wish. There is no fee to list them. Check out this page for more details about doing that.

If you decide to do that, you might want to group some together.

I appreciate you sharing your amazing and wonderful find with us. If you have questions please contact me.

Nice to hear about natural pearls from Croatia!

God bless.

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