A pearl is made form a grain of sand that got into an animals body. it is a foreign entity that causes pain. the animal, though in pain, will turn this invader into a beautiful, valuble gift. from such pain can come such beauty.
Chong Chen Naria lamarckii (Gray, 1825) f. phuketensis (unknown author) CYPRAEIDAE -20~30m, By scuba diver near Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi islands, south Phuket Province, Thailand, 27.4mm, F+++, 2013