Horneros are brown birds with rather short tails and fairly long bills. They are known for building mud nests that resemble old wood-fired ovens (the Spanish word “hornero” comes from horno, meaning “oven”)
Mabe Pearls from Sea of Cortez. Mabe Pearls are quite different from other pearls, are semi-spherical cultured pearls. Instead of growing inside the body of the mollusk creature, mabe pearls grow against the inside shell causing it have a flat side, as opposed to being relatively spherical. Mabe pearls come in a wide range of beautiful colors, which span from light pinks, to more bluish shades. The unique nacre of the mabe oyster allows for hues that are quite brilliant and rainbow-like.
Bling from a Caribbean Queen-The pink or conch pearl is produced by the biggest sea snail, the Strombus Gigas. This snail can be found in the Caribbean and on the Bahamas . The conch pearls are porcelain-like, have a silky glimmer and in most cases a strangely wavy pattern. If the bright points are looked at through a magnifying glass, you will see closed structures which resemble little flames.