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    A group of islands off the Western Australian coast is set to become one of Australia's key pearl producing regions.

    A three-year trial has found the water at the Abrolhos Islands near Geraldton is suitable for growing the traditional Akoya pearls.

    Pearl farmer Pia Boschetti says two more pearling companies have already started farming Akoyas at the islands, destined for lucrative international markets.

    "The special thing about the Akoya pearls is, if you can look back in history, most women will have a set of small white pearl studs," she said.

    "It's a very traditional piece of jewellery, nearly every woman wants a set of these."
    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/con...9/s3325754.htm
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    Bully for them! And I hope to see more and more areas find the right pearliculture for them too.......
    Caitlin

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    • #3
      Really good news! And hopefully they will focus on keeping nacre thick and high quality! That would be so great for the Akoya market.
      Pattye


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      • #4
        Here's another related piece: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-2...756?section=wa

        The State Government says a successful pearl production trial in the Mid West could open up a new niche market for Western Australia's struggling pearling industry.
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