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    namdrikalele
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    Default Pearls from Namdrik atoll in the Marshall Islands

    Here are some pearls from our farm here on Namdrik atoll
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    I love that green one next to the golden colored one!

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    Congratulations on a successful harvest! Thank you for showing photos of your beautiful pearls! They are all amazing, I admit I am very drawn to the drop ringed multicolor ones shown in the other thread also. Do you call your pearls "black pearls," not Tahitian pearls, and is the mollusk, pinctada margaritifera?

    To see where your operation is located I went to "Google Earth," and zoomed in on your tree covered atoll. I could see buildings also. (I LOVE google earth.) The view was from 2005, so likely no pic of your current farm. Still very interesting. Is it true that 1 person owns the whole island? What is the population now? Do you live there year round? I see there is an airport. Do you have fresh water? Do you have concerns about storms and tsunami?
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    Beautiful green!

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    Thank you so much for sharing these photos. They are a real treat!

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    Well done, Keep up the good work.

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    Those are just beautiful lustrous pearls, and there's quite a range of colors and shapes too. Well done!

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    Please come back and share more photos and stories. You've raised some beautiful pearls there!

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    Beautiful, I would be proud to own any of those, very luscious!

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    Please tell us more. Is this you first year farming pearls? Any photos of the operation? The more you chronicle here, the better known your operation will get, all over the world. So please post a lot!
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    Hi Caitlin,

    Sorry for the long silence. Been very hectic the past few months. The pearls shown in this post are from our second harvest, still a small one. We are planning for our largest seeding this summer. I am posting some pictures from our operation and will keep posting for your information. Also, Namdrik atoll is owned by the people and we have our traditional leaders (4 paramount chiefs) who still hold the title as Chiefs. The atoll is run by our Local Government and we have a Mayor and local Council like any other small community in the outer islands. The main source of income for our people so far is from Copra production which is picked up every quarter by the field trip ships which hauls them to the Capital of Majuro atoll. We hope the pearl farm will become a the bread and butter for the community in the near future. We are hoping to do more spat collection to support the project since the spats flown in from the Capital are becoming too costly and plane is unreliable.

    Hope others can help suggest ways to improve our natural spat collection based on their own experiences. We are a small operation and the project will now go into full scale later this summer.

    Many thanks for the kind comments and support.

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    Please tell us more. Is this you first year farming pearls? Any photos of the operation? The more you chronicle here, the better known your operation will get, all over the world. So please post a lot!
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    Thank you!
    Please visit us more often. It is so heartening to see you doing this. I wish you many happy harvests!
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    The photos are excellent, thank you, and I enjoyed reading about life on your atoll and seeing the lovely pearls. Hope our pearl farming members see your posts soon.
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    Thanks for all the informative photos and your pearl harvest is BEAUTIFUL. I would love to own even one of those pearls, you should be very proud. Please keep sending photos !

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