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Dwain

I would love to know what's in this oyster shell?

Black pearl?

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Darktooth

Welcome to the forum! I don't know for sure if it is a pearl but it does look like it could be. Could you try to take a clearer pic? And how big is this?

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ynot

When a foreign object (like sand) gets inside of the shell the oyster will layer it's nacre around the object to reduce the irritant. The resulting pearl can attach to the inside if the shell.

I think it is what You have found.

Tony

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Dwain

So what would be recommended that I do with it?

Take off the nacre? 

Is there someone to take it to?

This is very neat. Just a shell from eating oysters one night and noticed the oddness. Have had it about a year.

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Darktooth

That is pretty cool! And it looks to be decent size. Take it to a jeweler and see what they say.

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Coco

It is an attractive specimen. If it belonged to me, I would touch nothing. One day I found a big pearl by eating an oyster, I kept the hollow valve and the pearl inside.

 

Coco

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Yvie

In the jewellery trade it is called a blister pearl,they can be cut out along with a piece of the shell and set,google blister shell pearl and there are some examples.

Lovely find.

Yvie

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Yvie

You can tell a real pearl from a man-made by gently rubbing it against your own real teeth,not implants or veneers and it will feel gritty,the fake ones feel smooth.There are also other way to differentiate.

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