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.
Look carefully at this photo. What do you see? How do you know? Where was this photo taken? Do you know? (city, country, etc) How do you know? How does this photo make you feel? Follow with a small group discussion. Ask the students to do a whole group shout out, or short written response. *This written response may be done as a collective piece where students either share the pen, or dictate their sentence. Read their story aloud. Ask them to read it! (Tulum, Yucatan, Mexico)