have fine orient, but the color inclines to yellow. Shells are larger
than those of Ceylon but of little value for mother-of-pearl:
iridescent, black edge m. of p.; known as Lingahs.
Aroe.—Pearls usually good orient; many of irregular shape.
Shells are of medium size, black edge and iridescent. Auckland.—Pearls white, but not remarkable for luster.
Shells, medium size, black edge m. of p. Australia.—Pearls
of Australia generally are of good color, but not as lustrous as those
of other sections. Shells usually large and heavy and the nacre is
white. Bandas.—Pearls good.
Shells are small but heavy and good; black to greenish edge nacre. Ceylon.—Pearls average finest in the world for orient and color. Shells, small and valueless for m. of p. Costa Rica.—Pearls good average.
Shells, medium size, greenish yellow edge. Egyptian (Red Sea).—Pearls good but run yellow. Shells, medium size and nacre has greenish edge. Fiji.—Practically the same as the Bandas. Gambier.—Pearls good, many fancy colors.
Shells, large, fine nacre with very black edge. Haiti.—Pearls fine, shells good.