Why are some pearls considered rare/scarce and then after a certain period they are more abundant?
Certain pearls are considered rare/scarce because only a few ever turn up in the hands of mustika collectors. Sometimes a collector would come across a specific type of pearl once in 5 years, occasionally only once in a life-time. The availability of pearls follow closely the law of supply and demand–the more these mustika pearls and bezoar stones are demanded by an open market, the more will they be found in abundance as shamans would be motivated to seek them out. This would invariably influence their cost. Nevertheless, some types of pearls will always be rare/scarce as no amount of searching or hunting would uncover others like them. Prices may, accordingly, fluctuate depending on availability. There is no real standard market price for mustika pearls–it all boils down to a transactional agreement/negotiation between buyers and sellers. Nevertheless, in presenting prices, sellers will always consider the acquisition costs, overheads, shipping, profit, psychic work, etc.–this is