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- Scallop pearl, otherwise known as Lion'a Paw scallop pearl, is a non-nacreous pearl. This means it's made without nacre.
- Technically, it shouldn't be classified as a pearl. Rather, it's should be classified as calcareous concretions. However, many still call them pearls for convenience.
- Scallop pearls are produced by any members of the scallop family, including the Pacific Lion's Paw and Atlantic Sea Scallop.
- These pearls are the indirect result of scallop harvesting.
- They're found on the coastal waters of Central and North America (specifically Baja, California).
- Scallops pearls are often formed symmterically.
- The colors range from maroon to plum colored.
- The formation of non-nacreous pearls are similar to nacreous pearls. It starts when a foreign object get stuck inside shellfish and it secretes liquid around it as a defense mechanism. But instead of nacre, it creates concentric layers around the nucleus.
- The main material non nacreous pearls is calcite.
- Nacreous pearls, on the other hand, are made with aragonite.
- Pearls are birthstones for June. They are also the national gemstone of the Philippines.
- The name pearl comes from the Latin world perna meaning "leg". This is in reference to the ham-leg shape of the bivalve mollusk.
- "Scallop" derived from an Old French word "escalope," meaning "shell".
- Pearls metaphysically represent purity, integrity, and loyalty. It gains one wisdom from experience and help cement engagements and love.
- Pearls with red colors represent power, enthusiasm, success, extrovertiveness, energy, vitality, excitement, passion, strength, leadership, respect, determination, assertiveness, and stability.