Pearl

The Akoya pearl and penguin’s wing oyster used in production of pearls

Pteria penguin Oyster, commonly known as the penguin’s wing oyster, is a species of marine bivalve mollusc in the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. It is native to the western and central Indo-Pacific region and is used for the production of cultured pearls. The generic name comes from Greek πτερον (pteron) meaning wing Pteria penguin  Pearl culture […]