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มุกหอยโข่ง melo pearl Non-nacreous melo pearls are produced by melo volutes, which are found along coastal areas of Myanmar as well as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Occurring in a range of colors, the most prized is the intense orange hue commonly found in a ripe papaya. These pearls exhibit a silky flame-like structure and a porcellaneous luster that make them very attractive. Like conch pearls from Strombus gigas, melo pearls are truly rare and have become collector’s items both in the east and the west. However, in Myanmar there is no written literature or historical references regarding melo pearls. Very few people know about them and dealers and collectors in these pearls are equally rare.