Pearl hunting - Wikipedia
Pearl hunting is the act of recovering pearls from oysters in the sea. Pearl hunting
used to be the prime industry in the Persian Gulf region and Japan. Pearl diver ... More »
Feb 28, 2005 ... Introduction. Many thousands of years ago, long before written history, human
beings probably discovered the first pearl while searching the ...
History. Mexican natives began pearl diving approximately 7,000 years ago,
according to Mexconnect. Lacking metal knives, the natives threw the oyster
Dec 11, 2007 ... Aboriginal pearl divers, late 19th century. Image courtesy of the Broome
Historical Society. The invention of diving suits revolutionised the ...
Feb 29, 2004 ... The divers worked most efficiently during the warm months from May to
September. Usually enough pearls were found to make the crossing ...
Pearl divers working in the Sulu Archipelago of the southern Philippines have
harvested large pearls, as well as mother-of-pearl, from Silver-lipped Pearl ...
Aug 24, 2006 ... Japanese women who mine seabed one lungful of air at a time are last of their
One of the most fascinating – and enchanting – accounts from Mikimoto's history
is the essential role that female ama divers played in the cultivation of pearls, ...
Pearl History. Pearl hunting. For thousands of years, most seawater pearls were
retrieved by divers working in the Indian Ocean, in areas like the Persian Gulf, ...
You had to open up hundreds or thousands of oysters to find even one pearl, so
pearls were very expensive and rare, even though pearl divers were poor.