Thousands of creatures live at the bottom of the sea. There is one who carries a surprise that is extremely valuable, the oyster. The oyster is a bottom dwelling creature that filters sand in and out of its shell looking for food. In the process of filtering sand, it produces a deposit of minerals that eventually turns into a pearl, which is admired for its beauty and white opaque color. Humans have jumped into the ocean for hundreds of years just to retrieve these highly prized gems that are used for various decorative jewelry pieces such as rings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces.
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