The pearl salad was accompanied by a list of the different mollusk species from whence the pearls were obtained. I tried naming them myself prior to checking the answers and my results were not exactly admirable. I was able to recognize only five of the pearls, one of which was a lucky guess. Would any readers care to speculate on the origin of each? It would be certainly be an opportunity to shine. There is no doubt a prize would be necessary.
Included with this marvelous picture was another I found especially alluring. The two pearls showing brilliant flame pattern are nautilus pearls that come with strong evidence of true provenance. These, my friends, might just be the rarest pearls in the world.