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Natural Sweet Water Pearl


#1

Bangladesh covers the major part of the Ganges Delta and the only gem
the country has is the Sweet Water Pink Pearl. But the huge supply of
the Cultured Pearl from different countries introduce a great problem
to identify and/or differentiate the natural one.

Like to know the easiest and most convenient way of identifying
Natural Sweet Water Pearls.

Mohiuddin
@GEM_WORLD_LTD


#2
Like to know the easiest and most convenient way of identifying
Natural Sweet Water Pearls.  

The only foolproof way I can think of is to be there at the mouth of
the Ganges as the pearls are extracted from their hosts. Otherwise,
find a supplier whose word you trust. Good luck.

Mike


#3

Mike, How could there be a connection between sweetwater and the
Ganges? The Ganges is probably one of the more contaminated rivers in
the world! On the other hand, if there are still pearl oysters
growing in that environment may be that the oriental pearl culture
industry could benefit from the genetic advantages which may prevail
in the Ganges oyster (and/or Mussel) stock…could be a genetic
engineering opportunity! Your quip about the need to be present as
the mollusc is opened is very much to the point and carries over into
the gemstone realm. I have been involved with gemstone mining and
know from first hand experience that even plucking the stone from the
ground firsthand is no assurance that it is a valid occurence because
of the possibility of “salting” Ron Mills @ Mills Gem Co.Los Osos,
CA.