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opera
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07-22-2011, 12:05 PM


This flame-like pattern appears on pearls that form from fiber-like or prismatic crystals, such as those that come from the conch shells of snails. The visual effect is a result of non-nacreous layers that form perpendicular to the surface instead of parallel.
 
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