WOW. I can't begin to explain what we are going through down here. In the process of finishing up our latest harvest, we discovered some oysters at the end of a line that had been there for a very long time. There was still a plastic Dymo marker on one of the strings that said April 20, 1997. All of the pearls were garbage with the exception of this one SPECIMEN. Here it is:
It measures in at 27.183mm and is perfectly round. The color is out of this world: cherry with strong purple tones. AMAZING!!!!