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#120439 - 04/07/06 12:15 PM Pearls?
SeaDreams Offline
OK - letting my ignorance be displayed yet again...

I know nothing about the industry... so - are pearls harvested and available in Belize?

(Other than the pearls of wisdom on this board of course!) laugh
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#120440 - 04/07/06 12:54 PM Re: Pearls?
silkpainter Offline
Conch pearls are rare and found by conch divers from time to time. They used to be plentiful when locals could walk out into the sea, lift a bit of seagrass and harvest lobster right from their front yard. They range from light pink to bright fuscia and are irregular in shape like a freshwater pearl. If someone approaches you with a pink or white perfectly spherical shaped pearl, its probably been carved (by man) from a conch shell.
-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina

#120441 - 04/07/06 12:57 PM Re: Pearls?
hey Silk - that is a fascinating piece of information - thanks! smile

#120442 - 04/07/06 01:00 PM Re: Pearls?
SeaDreams Offline
Thank you - very interesting!
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#120443 - 04/07/06 03:49 PM Re: Pearls?
Libby Storey Offline
if you go to Rendevous Restaurant, Glen has real ones for sale
Caribbean Spice

#120444 - 04/07/06 04:15 PM Re: Pearls?
SeaDreams Offline
Thanks for the tip Libby - we didn't make it very far up north last time we were on AC. We'll make time for it this time though.
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