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Recent content by Mikeyy

  1. Mikeyy

    Disappearing Industry

    Found this story with a few morsels taken from PG and me. LOL Inside Tennessee’s disappearing pearl industry Once a source of major economic growth, the state’s shell and pearl industry has in recent years all but vanished...
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    Ajman offers pearl diving journey

    Ajman: The experience of pearl diving, a centuries-old tradition of Emirati culture, is now available in Ajman for citizens, residents and tourists. Abdul Aziz Bin Humaid Foundation in cooperation with Rahal Travel and Tours, a subsidiary of the Ajman Holding Group, has announced the launch of...
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    From pearls to providence: A family business history of diversification

    Established in 1946, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group is one of the oldest trading organisations in United Arab Emirates. This is a unique insight into the story of their diversification through the years. Now a cornerstone of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, the Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group...
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    Oysters Can Hear Your Noise Pollution and It’s Stressing Them Out

    The newts play the flute, the carp play the harp, but the oysters aren’t having any of this nonsense and want all of the Little Mermaid’s musically inclined friends to give them some peace and quiet already. Or at least they’d sure as heck like humans to just give them some peace and quiet...
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    Hong Kong Jewelry Show September 2017 and Facebook LIVE!

    Yes Sir Cees, Flying in and out of the old Kai Tak airport. Shopping was a lot more fun in the old days
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    The most beautiful pearls in the world now certified as the most ethical and

    The most beautiful pearls in the world now certified as the most ethical and environmentally sustainable choice. Global best practice The MSC blue label is the consumers' guarantee that the fishery has been positively assessed by a third party (independent of the MSC) on a robust set of...
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    Australian pearl farm enjoys rare moment, discovering two natural pearls in one shell

    Just saw this and thought I would post it Australia's longest running pearl farm has enjoyed a rare moment this week — opening up a pearl shell to discover two natural pearls. "The industry thinking is that one in every 10,000 shells might have a natural pearl in it," Cygnet Bay Pearls general...
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    Kimberley pearl farm getting its lustre back with strong 2017 harvest

    This is Bruce Browns farm. It is the oldest pearl farm in Australia if I recall correctly. It's also one of the first farms I supplied nucleus for too many years ago. Good on them! Pearl farms across northern Australia are wrapping up this year's harvest and for the team at Cygnet Bay Pearls...
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    Who is attending the Pearl-Guide Ruckus 2016, July 29, 30, 31???

    Found this treasure chest. Maybe I should bring it along to see what might be inside.
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    The largest near-round natural saltwater

    I believe this one is bigger but not natural.
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    Lauren Bacall Was A Pearl Lover

    How could you not like Lauren Bacall? And she had good fashion sense. RIP
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    YAHOO's Take on Pearls

    I found this today. Try the link. There is video How an Oyster Makes a Pearl That lovely strand of pearls around your grandmother’s neck? Every single one of those iridescent orbs began its life in the belly of an oyster as a piece of ocean gunk, an errant piece of sand, or food that became...
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    Trouble in South Sea Pearling

    This is a film about disease issues on pearl farms in Australia. Cygnet bay is I believe the oldest farm in Australia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_TiBAJBLGA
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    "The Pearlers" Western Australia in the Early Years

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    Early years in pearling were magical, says Patricia Kailis

    ?When I was 21, I was given almost the obligatory strand of pearls which I now know were Akoya for my 21st birthday which was the sort of thing that happened in those days,? she says. ?I?ve always loved pearls, before and since then.? Dr Kailis, 80, still treasures the strand, but nowadays...