Natural pearls are found, not grown. Only one in every 10,000 oysters may grow a jewelry grade pearl. Natural pearls have not been harvested commercially for 100 years, so the vast majority of pearls on the market today used for fine jewelry are cultured. This is includes every pearl company (including Mikimoto and Tiffany) in existence today. The natural pearls we do carry primarily come from the Pteria sterna shell in Mexico and the Mexican abalone.
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