A group of seven of us stopped by at “Legend Pearls – Halong Bay” on 16th January 2018 on our way to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi. For me this was a very educative stop for here I learnt how they mystically culture pearls from oysters.
A guide at the “Legend Pearls” gave us a detailed explanation of three different pearls that they culture here. We were shown samples of the pearls at the very beginning. Thereafter she took us step by step and showed us the artisans who work with the oysters. The oysters are opened up and the seed, an irritant, planted within the sack. In response to the irritant, the oyster continues to secrete an enzyme which eventually becomes the pearl. The seeded oysters are left in clean sea water bays for 2 to 7 years depending on the type of pearl. We also saw the technicians opening the oysters with the pearl within.
The shop inside sells jewellery made of pearls. Some of the ladies who were with us admired these. I was only interested in the technical aspect of pearl growing. The Legend Bay according to the guide has only sea water pearls as opposed to the cheaper fresh water variety.
That day was a day of learning for me!
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