Our photo report about buying pearls at Hawaii:
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Maui Divers Jewelry opened 52 years ago in Lahaina, Maui, offering underwater excursions to island visitors. Fateful diving expedition in the deep waters off the Molokai Channel led to the discovery of Hawaiian black coral jewelry as in 1958. Intrigued by the beauty of this rare ocean treasure, Maui Divers began designing, manufacturing and selling Hawaiian black coral jewelry in 1959.
We dropped by Hilo Hattie store once and were fascinated by the way how they were selling the pearls. Watch our photo report above.
Watch video: Hilo Hattie Pearl Find
By the way, picking up any pearl from the water with the long tongs and delivering it to the salesgirl who opened it up for you in front of your eyes, it is the easiest thing to do. Oh, what a surprise! One can see two pearls sitting together in one shell.
“Congratulations!”, smiled at me the Hattie salesgirl,”It’s very rare to hunt two pearls in one “. She read my thoughts and pronounced them aloud. “O’key”, I agreed quickly. “one is for me, one-for my daughter”.
Definitely, floral lei.
While the girl was doing her job, I thought of pearls themselves. What are they?
Watch video: Pearl Growth Process
Natural pearls are nearly 100% calcium carbonate and conchie, it is consedered that natural pearls form under a set of accidental conditions when a microscopic intruder or parasite enters a bivalve mollusk, and settles inside the shell. The mollusk, being irritated by the intruder, forms a pearl sac of external mantle tissue cells and secretes the calcium carbonate and conchie to cover the irritant. The secretion process is repeated many times up to 2 years, thus producing a pearl. Natural pearls come in many shapes, with perfectly round ones being comparatively rare. These wild pearls are referred to as natural pearls. Cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters and freshwater mussels make up the majority of those that are currently sold. Imitation and fake pearls are also widely sold.
Meanwhile the process of buying the pearls was over. I would say:” The entertaining process”.
How to tell if a pearl is real or a fake, just rub a fake pearl or the other one against your teeth and one that feels rough is real one. It is very simple to do as two by two.