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 Post subject: Cultured South Sea pearls from Mergui
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:45 pm 
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Dear friends,

I know that this forum is not really about pearls, but well, I would like nevertheless to invite you to visit the expedition report I just put online on fieldgemology.org regarding the recent visit I did to a cultured south sea pearl farm in Mergui in December 2007:

http://www.fieldgemology.org/Gemology%20burma%20myanmar%20mergui%20pearl%20south%20sea.php

I hope that you will appreciate the visit as if we found out that Mergui produce some interesting pearls, we were really touched by the Mergui people:

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The views expressed here are V. Pardieu’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of GIA Laboratory Bangkok (http://www.giathai.net)where he is an employee since Dec 2008.


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Vincent, you are a Gem.


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Thank you Vincent!

They are some pearl lovers in this forum, I promise you.

Very informative article about Burmese pearls and today's production.
I enjoy the update as there is so little on Burmese pearls nowadays.
I had no idea that Tasaki played such a big role there too.

The gold pearls are magnificent and the food ( I love seafood) must have been delicious.... And so fresh from what I could see in your gorgeous pictures. The geography is stunning.


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