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    Quote Originally Posted by lisa c View Post
    Well, there you have it!!! A jeweler, Basra pearls, they do everything in the shop...

    Is Monil a male or female name, I wonder.

    Still interesting threads and posts.

    Question though, why would anyone want to showcase pearls on a red background? I can't see the quality of the pearls for the retinal after-burn ;-)
    Red silk was apparently the traditional way how pearls where shown in the Gulf

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    Ah! So you're British! My great-grandfather was from Bangor, in Northern Ireland.

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    I adore Bangor and my baby sis got married there. That's correct on the British part but I do carry a Republic of Ireland passport too as my mum's side is from Southern Ireland (Cork and Longford). The Northern Irish suffer from a GB identity crisis where as the British government as openly stated they have no commercial interest what so ever in Northern Ireland (pronounced Norn Iron) they simply can't rid of us. English are English, Welsh are Welsh, Scottish are Scottish and Northern Irish are Northern Irish and all four have fantastically strong and unique personalties. I'm very proud to say Northern Irish over Irish mind and having lived on both sides of the border (Dublin for 9 years) I can say both countries have their equal advantages and disadvantages.
    Having grown during the "Troubles" and having known and went to school with the majority of activists in it in Co. Antrim it certainly gave you a rounded out look on conflict and all perspectives but taught you where you are from is very much important indeed.

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    Hello Im from Bahrain and started pearl diving.

    What is the best way to sell pearls ? I do have the pearls certified and dont wish to sell them to local jewlers as they would bring down the price very very low.

    Can I sell them online?

    They are natural pearls from Bahrain!

    Can any one give me some advise.

    Thank you

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    Hi Bahraini Pearls and welcome.
    We would love to see some photos.

    There are a number of ways to sell natural pearls. We are not a sales site, and please do not directly advertise they are for sale here, but when people do post about pearls and their provenance, and put up photos, they begin to build up a presence on the internet. With pictures of your pearls and their certificates up, a lot of people will see them and anyone interested can contact you. If you keep up this hobby, you can build a fan base, here.

    Beyond that, depending on quality, there are various grades of auction sites from eBay to Bonhams. It is a matter of finding your level. There are a couple of reputable sites that feature very good Bahraini pearls at high prices, with certifications. I think the sites may take a cut when sold, but not sure.

    Anyway, I hope you will share photos and stories with us. Are you a native of Bahrain? How long have you been diving? Do you need special permits? How many oysters does it take to find a natural pearl? How do you do diving? Info like that would be extremely educational for the future. For one thing, you can establish that you are a legitimate diver, for instance. We know that is going on, but have not met anyone who does it yet.

    I want to move this post to its own thread once it gets more information. That way people can find your thread easier than trying to remember which thread they saw this on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahraini Pearls View Post
    Hello Im from Bahrain and started pearl diving.

    What is the best way to sell pearls ? I do have the pearls certified and dont wish to sell them to local jewlers as they would bring down the price very very low.

    Can I sell them online?

    They are natural pearls from Bahrain!

    Can any one give me some advise.

    Thank you
    Welcome to the forum Bahraini Pearls pearls! So you are a local pearl diver then and you have your full pearl divers permit, mabrook, this is very exciting.

    We all would love to see your pearls as no doubt they are amazing.

    Best wishes
    Last edited by Donzi32; 09-03-2012 at 06:53 AM.

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    Hello all my lovely pearl loving friends.
    Quick update on my adventures of pearl hunting, that is Gulf Natural Pearls / Basra pearls, here in Dubai.
    Friday is like our Saturday night here in the Gulf (UAE) as we work Sun - Thurs. Personally I love Fridays as the roads are quiet and lot of the human traffic stays at home and recently have gotten up for a crack of dawn drive around parts of the city you could never get near at normal day time operating hours (more on the crack of dawn drives in the future).
    Got a call from the lads here to say tonight's the night for drinking and I was like no as the lingering feeling of exploring "Little Bombay" here in Dubai was still in my head...

    If you can remember and as per the previous posts in this forum my visit to Exim jewellers in Bur Dubai had a hugely profoundly affect on me as that was the first time I got to see real Natural Gulf Pearls in their real form.
    My mum's 60th is next week and having got her the present and pearls that I am happy with I wanted to see if I could get her the one really special present from this part of the world.
    Went back down to little Bombay and this drove down myself as I wanted to make sure it was a journey I could repeat. Needless to say it is not a journey for the faint hearted but you soon get into the grove of driving like the locals do with zero regard to the laws of the road and hand on horn the whole way there.
    I had my GPS on and eventually found the road that the pearsl where on. Ok now to park. Jeez 18,000 badly parked cars here, it's 38c and humidity creeping up. Right drop car off at small hotel valet and walk. I get lost immediately. My shirt is sticking to my back as I pound the pavements looking bewildered at the shop fronts trying to find Mr Jayesh F. Jhaveri's shop - turns out I've actually just walked past it twice like some sort of Benny Hill movie.
    Ok my idea is this, lots of fabric dealers here so thinking buy a square of red silk and then go to see Mr Jhaveri and furnish him with several crisp Dhs1,000 notes currently burning a hole in my pocket.
    Unfortunately in all my dilly dallying about by the time I circle back the shop is closed. All well it will be open tomorrow and now my driving down there mission is wickedly well accomplished I shall be loading up the Lancaster and heading back down there again tomorrow.
    On a side note I asked around in a few other jewellery shops in the area (all packed all Indians in their 100's all haggling ferociously haggling over gold and little diamonds - it's another world entirely) - I asked who sells pearls here, Basra/Bahrain pearls - one chap said hang on only one man sells these and his name is http://www.gemstoneportal.com/Gemsto...w-details.html
    BUT the best bit is he said that Exim (Mr Jhaveri) sells his pearls to him so this fact confirms Mr Jhaveri is the main supplier for GNP's. With that I am very happy to do business with him the future.
    Watch this space and hope to showcase more from the same story.

    Yours in Gulf pearl fever....

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    Thanks! That was like a palliative for my pearl fever!
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    This is such an interesting thread! Qantas has just linked up with Emirates so the possibility of seeing Dubai has just gone up greatly. The information on the shops is super, thanks very much. Might just get there next year! Great photos and interesting story! Thanks very much!

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    Great story, thread, and adventure in Bur-Dubai. You mention pearls tested in Bahrain. Could you kindly give an e-mail address or the lab location details where I can have my pearls tested? Thanks. Any idea as to how much do these labs charge for testing on a) natural or not, b) origin - Basra or Japan etc, c) age of the pearls, even if it is approx?, d) quality of the pearl on a scale of say 0 to 10 in terms of lustre/shine, shape, size etc and e) approx value of the pearls?

    Thanks and look forward to your article on adventures in Bur-Dubai.

    Cheers

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    Hi there Aspan and thanks for your comment. You sound like you are Dubai based and know Bur Dubai quite well, if so let me know as would be great to have another DXB pearl enthusiast here.

    For testing of pearls the only official information I could find was the below. Price wise etc I am not entirely sure of but no doubt the Ministry will be able to help you with it.

    Thanks and let me know if you need anymore information or help on it.

    Best wishes

    http://www.moic.gov.bh/MoIC/En/Comme...arltesting.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by aspan View Post
    Great story, thread, and adventure in Bur-Dubai. You mention pearls tested in Bahrain. Could you kindly give an e-mail address or the lab location details where I can have my pearls tested? Thanks. Any idea as to how much do these labs charge for testing on a) natural or not, b) origin - Basra or Japan etc, c) age of the pearls, even if it is approx?, d) quality of the pearl on a scale of say 0 to 10 in terms of lustre/shine, shape, size etc and e) approx value of the pearls?

    Thanks and look forward to your article on adventures in Bur-Dubai.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Donzi, and also thanks for your comments on a thread I started: Natural Pearls, Basra? We will be in Dubai at the end of October. Well, we are not from Dubai but live in Saudi Arabia. Will it be possible a) to get a phone # of Mr. Jhaveri of Xiam (or is it Exim) Jewelers, and b) some guideline on where GIA branch in Dubai is (the GIA web-site suggests: Building 6WA, Office #801, near Dubai Airport; phone #: +971-4214-6841).

    Thanks for your comments and help.

    Cheers

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    Are all these Jhaveris mentioned on and/or members of this forum related?

    monil jhaveri
    email- tangojhaveri89@gmail.com
    tango_jhaveri@hotmail.com

    The shop is called Exim Jewellers LLC and the owners email is eximjew@emirates.net.ae
    Owner is Mr J. F. Jhaveri and an incredibly helpful, warm and thoroughly nice chap indeed.
    It's his family's business and his shop should be a protected national heritage.
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    Well caught there Caitlin I just posted the same thing about the Jhaveri's as there a few posting on this. Interesting to see the connections.

    Exim Jewellers is 00971 4 3599391 or mobile 00971 50 6243824


    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    Are all these Jhaveris mentioned on and/or members of this forum related?

    monil jhaveri
    email- tangojhaveri89@gmail.com
    tango_jhaveri@hotmail.com

    The shop is called Exim Jewellers LLC and the owners email is eximjew@emirates.net.ae
    Owner is Mr J. F. Jhaveri and an incredibly helpful, warm and thoroughly nice chap indeed.
    It's his family's business and his shop should be a protected national heritage.
    India

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    You are in luck as their office is in the same business park as my office (DAFZA) which is beside Terminal 2 on the North of Dubai - handy if you are planning to fly in and out again - best hotel close by would be the Park Hyatt (amazing golf course) or stay Downtown at the Palace Dubai (my favourite hotel in DXB).

    http://www.dafz.ae/index.html

    http://www.giamideast.com/locations.aspx




    Quote Originally Posted by aspan View Post
    Thanks Donzi, and also thanks for your comments on a thread I started: Natural Pearls, Basra? We will be in Dubai at the end of October. Well, we are not from Dubai but live in Saudi Arabia. Will it be possible a) to get a phone # of Mr. Jhaveri of Xiam (or is it Exim) Jewelers, and b) some guideline on where GIA branch in Dubai is (the GIA web-site suggests: Building 6WA, Office #801, near Dubai Airport; phone #: +971-4214-6841).

    Thanks for your comments and help.

    Cheers

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