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Buying Pearls In Vietnam REPACK


The pearls cultivated in Halong Bay are saltwater pearls. Pearls cultivated in salt water last much longer outside of the shell, as opposed to those cultivated in fresh water which slowly disintegrate over time. On average salt water pearls stay beautiful for hundreds of years compared to a lifespan of around 30 years for their freshwater counterparts.




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Whilst touring the Pearl Farm, visitors will learn how pearl cultivation is completed. First you will see the floating rafts where pearls are grown, then the processing rooms where workers retrieve the pearls from their mussel shells and finally the showroom where you can see polished pearls at the end of the cultivation process.


At the center, tourists can purchase a great variety of different pearl products. From necklaces, to wrist-lets and rings; all kinds of jewelry can be found at My Ngoc. All skillfully made my master craftsmen, the pearls are formed into truly magnificent and unique pieces of jewelry


Besides being able to buy the jewelry, visitors can also learn about the processing of the raw pearls and the manufacturing of the jewelry. All under the supervision of well trained staff who give you all the room to find out for yourself which piece of jewelry you want to purchase.


What to buy in Halong Bay? The most favorable answer must be pearl. Pearl culture is a traditional profession in Halong Bay and Tung Sau pearl farm is an ideal destination to introduce tourists to the process of making excellent pearl masterpieces. On Halong Bay trip, visitors will have a chance to visit Tung Sau pearl farm and listen to the process of making pearls, as well as characteristics of the color and shape of cultured pearls here.


Halong pearl is a saltwater pearl, so it has remarkable advantages and different from freshwater pearls. Ideally, if seawater pearls are hundreds of years old, freshwater pearls will last only 20 to 30 years. Seawater pearls have a natural color, made up of millions of living cells from the son, so each pearl in addition to its main color also focuses all colors under each corner of different refractive light.


Here, tourists will be introduced to each production stage. Especially, you can freely learn and choose for yourself beautiful, high-quality pearls that are crafted very sophisticatedly and splendidly. This is also a unique souvenirs worth to buy in Halong.


There are a lot of pearl farms in coastal areas such as Ha Long Bay and Van Phong Bay, Nha Trang, or Phu Quoc. You can find pearl products from pearl farms or pearls and jewelry shops in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Thanks to the suitably natural condition of the country & specialized waters, Vietnam owns unique beauties of luxury and delicate products from pearl. The price for pearl is not too expensive when you compare it with the price of pearl in other countries because of the lower cost of labor. A simple pearl, without a frame or jewel, costs around 10 USD, but a necklace with pearls can be worth up to 7000 USD. There is a variety of jewelry made from pearls such as necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and rings. The average price is about 150 USD per product. Do not forget to do some research before you go to buy pearl products.


Vietnam is a country that for some time now has been quietly been producing fantastic Akoya pearls. While they will likely never be a major threat to the Japanese Akoya industry, they do have one advantage -- natural blue Akoya pearls.


This particular strand is 18 inches in length, 8.5-9.0mm in size and AA+ in quality. All our strands are hand-knotted between each pearl for security. The pearls are strung with 100% silk thread and finished with a 14K white or yellow gold clasp.


Aragonite platelets are semi-transparent white, brown or grey in color, and are able to both reflect and refract light rays striking their surfaces, giving pearls their trademark luster and subtle glow. The tighter and more compact this arrangement of crystalline layers is, the brighter the luster the pearl displays and the greater the amount of orient or iridescence.


By 1916, the first truly round cultured Japanese Akoya pearl jewelry line by Mikimoto made its appearance, sparking controversy with jewelers and industry professionals, and a flood of interest from pearl lovers that had never been able to afford fine quality pearls ... until now.


Originally farmed only in Japan, the practice of culturing the saltwater Akoya pearl eventually spread to other Asian countries where the pinctada martensii oyster can also be found. The pearling area map below shows the known farming countries that culture Akoya pearls. These are:


The P. martensii only grows to about 7 to 8cm in diameter at maturity. The oysters are all bred and raised in hatcheries in order to cultivate preferred characteristics and stronger, hardier molluscs that are able to reliably produce high quality Akoya pearls.


Black pearls (Akoya & Freshwater) are quite common, and the product of a color-treatment process, usually dye. The pearls display a Midnight Blue-Black or Midnight Blue and Greenish-Black body color, with little to no iridescence.


As you can see in the comparison image above, the main difference between the AA+ Quality and the AAA Quality Akoya pearls is LUSTER (and this of course is the same issue when comparing the AAA versus our Hanadama Akoya as well!).


Keep in mind that a half-millimeter increment is VERY small, and all pearls are assembled to feature a very subtle graduation rate, with the smallest pearls placed near the clasp and the largest showcased in the center of the layout.


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One of the most important aspects of the culturing process is the sourcing of suitable freshwater shell bead nuclei to insert into the host mollusks, which deposits nacre around them and ultimately produces cultured pearls (Taylor and Strack, 2008). While this may appear to be a simple matter of finding any type of shell and fashioning beads from it, the truth of the matter is more complex and demanding than most people realize. The use of saltwater bead nuclei fashioned from clamshell (Tridacna-species mollusks) has been known to result in their cracking during the drilling process. This is just one example of why nucleus selection is critical to the end product.


Devchand Chodhry, who manages two pearl farms in Vietnam and oversees others in Indonesia, wanted to start his own nuclei production facility to ensure a ready supply of high-quality white nuclei. Chodhry asked his associate at Witco Co. Ltd. to dedicate part of his garment factory in Hai Phong, a port city in northeastern Vietnam, to the establishment of this operation in December 2018. The shells imported from the United States (mainly Kentucky Lake in the state of Tennessee) are the Megalonaias nervosa (washboard), Fusconaia ebena (ebony), Amblema plicata (three-ridge), Quadrula fragosa (maple leaf), and species within the genus Pleurobema (pig-toe)1. These shells are sealed in bags and shipped by sea in containers owing to their gross weight (20 tons of shell per container). Prior to shipping, the most suitable material is sourced on behalf of Witco by a contact at Camden Corporation in Tennessee who has a wealth of experience handling shell and pearls in the United States. The contact has a long-standing business relationship with many of the divers in the United States and can source the quantity and quality of shell required for the Vietnamese operation. While freshwater shell is also available in India, China, and some other countries, the quality produced by the United States is more prized by the trade.


Witco produces beads from 1.5 mm (0.49 Bu)2 to 6.0 mm (1.98 Bu) from the thinner areas of the shells and from 5.0 mm (1.65 Bu) to 12.0 mm (3.96 Bu) from the thicker areas of the shells. The production of very small nuclei is unique to Witco. Orient Pearls (Bangkok) Ltd. uses the production for its own farms in Vietnam to create a niche market for smaller bead cultured pearls of various attractive colors, as will be seen later when the Nha Trang farm visit is covered.


When the mantle donor shells are ready, the staff quickly and expertly cut the desired section of mantle from each shell and trim away the outer fringe from the inner whiter area. They are mindful to remove any colored areas from the final small pieces of mantle that will be used in the nucleating process, since these have been shown to have detrimental effects (discoloration, off-shape pearls, and surface blemishes) on the final product. The pieces of mantle destined for the host shells are quickly coated in antiseptic to ensure they remain as healthy as possible until insertion in the mollusks.


When one looks at an unopened Pinctada fucata shell, one side shows a concave surface near the lip area. This is considered the right-hand side. It is in the gonad protected within this area of the pocket that nuclei are implanted during the seeding operation. The actual placement of the nuclei within the gonad is also of critical importance. With small beads, the placement of the two, three, or four nuclei together with the corresponding individual pieces of mantle become even more critical. Incorrect positioning may result in twin pearls, low-quality pearls, or no pearls at all.


When they eventually make it to the sea, they are monitored to ensure the best possible conditions in which to continue developing. Mortality rates must be kept at a minimum for farmers to have any chance of producing enough pearls to turn a profit. When other overhead costs such as staffing and general operation are taken into account, this becomes even more challenging. Every step of the process is important. Weather is an additional factor, one that pearl farms have absolutely no control over. Extreme weather can wipe out farms and destroy the longlines and mollusks in some areas of the world (the Philippines being a prime example), yet this is less of a factor in Vietnam. Sea conditions also play a role in the way the farm is operated. The water is shallower and the seabed muddier in the Nha Trang farm than in the Hạ Long Bay farm, which results in more frequent cleaning as the baskets and nets quickly become clogged with sediment. The fouling in Hạ Long Bay is linked more to the marine life that attaches itself to the shells and structures in which they are housed. Thus, as in the northern farm, cleaning vessels are used to periodically move along the longlines and free the mollusks of any unwanted sediment or growth. PVL uses four cleaning vessels, one on floats, to do this work on a slightly more frequent basis. 041b061a72


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