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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member dmj's Avatar
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    Wink i want your natural blisters in shell/pearl !!!

    haha the title says it al

    the last year ive been trying to get my hands on al sorts of natural pearls in shell from cassis cornuta to scallops

    are there any of you that have blisters and would like to trade agains other types ? the last 4 pictures are some i will let go soon i upload some more

    nr 2 is the coolest the bird looking blister :P

    it cost me a year to get this collection really looking forward to see it in 5 years :P

    soon i will take good pictures of the pieces i have now and make a post with closeups etc i have some funny weird cyprea s etc
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    Fascinating! OMG I love that little bird!!! Good luck with your search!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member dmj's Avatar
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    working in jewellery and gemstone wholesale and retail makes you collect weird things its a fun project most of my friends think im crazy trying to collect them but they fascinate me they show how a pearl grows sometimes you see what got to make the pearl like a snail trail or little mussels in de back of a abalone

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    Definitively cool collection! I am amazed at the blister (?) conch pearl. I have too small and conservative a collection to trade anything but I am enjoying all these pictures. Pray tell, do show your favourites.

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    Here is a MASSIVE blister we have in our museum. The shell belongs to our native "Rock Scallop" shell (Spondyolus calcitrans). The shell weighs almost 1 kilo...the size of the blister is 3.5 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm... biggest natural blister we've obtained from these waters.
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    BTW...thanks for sharing your collection of natural blisters with us!
    Douglas McLaurin, M.Sc. Aquaculture
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    Hi Daniel - the bird is amazing !!

    what is No 4 ? - the lustre is out of this world

    I have a big conch like that (but no blister.....) - it lives in the garden now !

    Thanks for posting them
    Alex

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    douglas thats an amazing piece !

    the orange one is a cassis cornuta shell from the Philippines

    its a great piece because you see how the animal was trying to push it out of there. last month i got a really little one like this a cowrie 2 cm shell the moment i cleaned it with water the 4 mm pearl came of :S so that one was found just in time

    here is another picture of the cornuta with a cassis pearl in front of it
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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member dmj's Avatar
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    hehe i actually expected lots of people to come with shells with blisters ... not happening

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    Default Paua ablone shell

    Daniel, I spotted this while on Ylang23's website (the most fabulous albeit outrageously priced designer jewellery site). It appears abalone shell has gone mainstream direct to the Hollywood set.

    Check out Gurhan's collection and imagine what more wonders can be created from abalone blister shells! Can't wait to see your own creations.

    http://www.ylang23.com/shop.cfm?Shop...&CurrentPage=6

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmj View Post
    hehe i actually expected lots of people to come with shells with blisters ... not happening
    you wait...
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    Dave speaks... I wait with bated breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adeline Leigh View Post
    Dave speaks... I wait with bated breath.
    I have been cataloging shells with attached pearls lately and will post a bunch shortly, but in the meantime.. your question from the abalone thread about the difference between blisters and conjunctions, here's a rare side by side from the same mussel. The blister has a critter living behind it, while the other was a loose pearl (perhaps 2) came out of the pearl sac elsewhere in the extrapalial space and became nacred to the shell.

    Cool eh?
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    Remarkable, just remarkable, Dave! Thank you~
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    Here's the same shell from a different angle, with greater critical focus on the conjoined pearl.
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