View Poll Results: is this a pearl or not?!

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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
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    I'm sorry, Tyler. It still does not look like a pearl to me. It looks like quartz or glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    Was this just lying on the beach or in the water? Or did you find it in a mollusk.

    It looks like a round piece of quartz, not a pearl.

    Rocks and pebbles will get tumbled perfectly smooth and round by the action of the waves rolling them around on the sand.
    i found it lying it on the beach there is oysters and oyster farms close by.....

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I would think the oyster farms in Vancouver are farming food oysters, not pearls.

    If they are trying to farm pearls, then this could be a rejected nucleus, which would be mollusk shell, but not a pearl.

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    thanks for your opinion! greatly appreciated.

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    It looks like a cooked fish's eye...

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    Whatever it is, it is not a pearl.

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    Looks like glass ... certainly not a pearl.

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    Better! But your camera is more focused on the texture of the paper towel. Try putting it on a piece of paper and try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    Better! But your camera is more focused on the texture of the paper towel. Try putting it on a piece of paper and try again.

    i have taken another picture for you thanks everyone for there help!!


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    It doesn't look like a pearl. Most people don't realize that pearls found in the wild are almost never round. They are always baroque. Things that get tumbled in the surf are often round. We've seen a number of rocks, glass and other things here on the forum people have found on the beach. So far, nobody has found a pearl.

    Also, pearls don't come from oysters in the true sense. They come from mollusks. They also don't have a grain of sand in them.

    https://www.pearlsasone.org/courses/...ctures/1219511

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    Some kind of round white pearls can be found in caves, but they don't have organic origin, just calcareous concretions, and I have looked at geological maps of Comox grounds: these are not calcareous, but I have noticed some basalt around, a stone where rare round calcite concretions are found (I add a photo of these). You can try to put a vinegar drop on the surface, and if that foam (quickly rinse with water if it does), maybe this object can be one... So, many fishs have aragonite concretions (otoliths) in their heads, but they are never round.
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    Definitely not a pearl, but thank you for taking another photo. It must have been a surprise to find it just lying on the beach.
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