This is the link to the E-book for "Sex and the Wild Pearl" by Yolanda Ortega Stern. $9.99. It works best on color-capable devices because there are so many photographs.
Pearl gathering includes great dangers. Just a few weeks back, several fishermen were murdered by pirates or paramilitary groups. We don't exploit pearl divers, we support them when no one else dares even travel to them. Basically, we are holding our stocks because prices are on the rise. Our son, however, has a small number for the marketplace. He might put up a stand at the Las Vegas Gem show, in Antiques.
Regards to all,