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    Small purchases that can be passed on to GF if the venture is unsuccessful is always recommended
    Yes, that's what I'm thinking too, test the (pearl filled) waters with pieces I can give away in case there isn't a big market or I can't tap into it.

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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Yes, Snow Pearl, most of us in the business have learned that it's easier to buy pearls than to sell them!


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    New to the forum Dilaut's Avatar
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    Davao City


    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    There are no pearl farms in Davao. There have never been any pearl farms in Davao. There is no pearl farming anywhere in Mindanao. This is what locals say, because the pearl vendors at the markets in the Philippines all lie about this. Nearly every dealer in Greenhills claims their pearls come from this area. It is not true.
    I'm new to the forum and stumbled across this old thread while browsing. There has actually been a pearl farm in Davao in the past. Filipino businessman Daniel Aguinaldo established a pearl farm on Samal Island in the late 1950's which was operational until the late 1970's or early 80's. Elsewhere in Mindanao there was once a Pearl farm located in Zamboanga and a pearl farm still operates today on Marungas Island just off the coast from Jolo.

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