Monday, July 5, 2010

Harvesting pearls

This is a tourist thing to do while in Hawaii. The pearls harvested are not from here, they are freshwater farmed from Japan. While visiting tourist places with family a while back, I let Rylan have a try at it, so he could see where pearls come from first hand, and not just read about it in a book.

Choosing an oyster.IMG_0929 (2) [800x600] IMG_0930 (2) [800x600]Helping to open it.IMG_0931 (2) [800x600]His two pearls.IMG_0932 (2) [800x600]Afterwards they clean them with salt water and a cloth and they are given to you gleaming.


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