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OYSTERS : Making Lemonade out of Lemons

OYSTERS : Making Lemonade out of Lemons

We’ve all been guilty of taking the nature around us for granted. I decided to do a quick search on how pearls are made! The biology of a pearl is the coolest and most amazing thing ever!

I found this information on “howstuffworks.com” “The formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into the oyster between the mantle and the shell, which irritate­s the mantle. It’s kind of like the oyster getting a splinter. The oyster’s natural reaction is to cover up that irritant to protect itself. The man­tle covers the irritant with layers of the same nacre substance that is used to create the shell. This eventually forms a pearl.”

Whenever you feel like you’ve just been delivered a giant shipment of sour lemons, take a lesson from the oysters and make something wonderful! Like lemonade! Or pearls! Or art!

From: http://science.howstuffworks.com/zoology/marine-life/question630.htm

Check out the rings we’ve made that include pearls!

Rosewood with Pearl
Rosewood with Pearl

Oak with Pearl and Mother of Pearl Inlays
Oak with Pearl and Mother of Pearl Inlays