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Buying Pearls in the Pearl Islands

Toronto, Canada
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Buying Pearls in the Pearl Islands

Hi there,

I am headed to Isla Contadora in a couple of weeks and am interested in doing some pearl shopping. Can anyone offer some insight on where to shop and what is the variety and price like at these shops (say to just buying them somewhere in the US).

Thanks

Panama City, Panama
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1. Re: Buying Pearls in the Pearl Islands

Sorry to say but the pearl industry in the Pearl Islands is no more... In 1938 a bad red tide wiped out the oyster beds - while there has been some recent regrowth there certainly isn't a flourishing industry.

You may find pearls in the jewelry stores of Panama City but don't plan on buying any out on the islands.

Cheers,

Andrew

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