Are There Really Pearls in Oysters?
by: Amanda Bochain
We have all heard that oysters have pearls. But have you ever seen an oyster with a pearl inside? If you have, consider yourself lucky! To find a pearl in a wild oyster you would have to crack in to hundreds of oysters (not that this is necessarily a hard job…) as pearls are a very rare discovery. A natural wild pearl in an oyster may also be very small as it takes years for an oyster to grow a large, jewelery quality pearl. So yes, there are pearls in oysters!