Thank You Gayle for this wonderful new theme for Picture Perfect
Nature gives us many gifts in the form of exotic and beautiful delights.
One of these being the creation of a stunning pearl.
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.
So a pearl is a foreign substance covered with layers of nacre. Most pearls that we see in jewelry stores are nicely rounded objects, which are the most valuable ones. Not all pearls turn out so well. Some pearls form in an uneven shape -- these are called baroque pearls. Pearls, as you've probably noticed, come in a variety of various colors, including white, black, gray, red, blue and green. Most pearls can be found all over the world, but black pearls are indigenous to the South Pacific.
The exotic Pearl Below is a Black Pearl From the South Pacific.
The Shell is another one of natures most beautiful formations.
This was given to me many years ago by a shell collector.
Ah! the beauty of Natures Many Forms.