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Why Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm is special ?
Phu Quoc is known as “Pearl Island” so it is no wonder we are home to many pearl farms. Many of these have their own showrooms right on the island. The pearl farming industry here has been spurred on with the help of pearl farming techniques from various places around the world.
Ngochien Pearls were the first 100% Foreign owned company to form here in PhuQuoc, They started in 1996 and had a licence approved by 1998,What makes us so special is our long experience in Australia’s pearl industry
In traditional medicine, pearl powder can be mixed with other ingredients to produce tranquillising or detoxicating effects and facilitate the lachrymal system. Pearl powder is also useful in the treatment of epileptic convulsion, cataracts, tinnitus, dizziness and other problems afflicting bones, joints and skin. It is even used in cosmetics.
Pearls from oysters and mussels can be made into rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other items of jewelry. Almost all the solid parts of oysters and mussels, including their shells, are useful. They can be made into buttons and inlaid into furniture and fine arts, while the soft parts offer nutritious food.
You can also have your own accessory customized for you as Ngoc Hien is able to do so on site.
What to explore at Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm?
You will learn pearl production process, customers can buy the pearls cultured in the island so as souvenirs.
In Pearl Farms, you will find some remarkable pearls and some information about the history of pearl farming on the island. You might find the prices are also quiet remarkable too, judge for yourself.
To extract the pearl, the worker slides a knife between the oyster, avoid directly hitting the pearl inside and scratching it. After being removed from the oyster, the pearl is cleaned and polished with special instruments. The polishing process aims to remove any blemishes. Pearls are valued by their size, shape, luster and the presence of blemishes.
For alternatives to the best that money can buy, there are numerous pearl shops around the island and many places that sell pearls, most of these are located in Duong Dong town. At these places you can pick up a wide variety of pearl gifts from bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and much more, all at very reasonable prices.
How to distinguish good pearl:
- The shape of pearl plays an important role in determining the value. Pearl usually have the following basic shape: round, oval, teardrop,etc. From past to present, the standard of pearl is the roundness of it and spotless
- According to experts, real pearl can self-healing scratches when buyer accidentally scratch. Pearl shell is very thick and matt gloss. Luster is a important criteria in assessing the quality of the pearl, through the level of light reflection on the pearl shell.
- Pearl in Phu Quoc has high price, depending on quality, color, shape. Each pearl is priced from a few dozen to several thousand dollars. Especially black pearl, price above $ 1000/pearl. Normal pearl is pale from $40 upwards/pearl. The lowest is ivory white pearl, shorter incubation time(about 9-12 months), just a few dollars.
How to get to Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm?
If you travel by motorcycle, from the town of Duong Dong go straight to Tran Hung Dao street, about 10 minutes you will see cultured Pearls area.
Or take “Xe Om” to get there, anyway It is really easy to find out
- Phu Quoc Pearls - Elegant and luxurious
- Worthy of Money
- Best Pearl Farms in Viet Nam
- The truly of Pearls
- Best place to see how Pearls are made
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Tips for you
To determine the real pearls, you just take two pearls rubbing against each other, will be eroded real gem and fall off the powder,then wipe it away, still bright and shiny pearl. You can also try using fire as test pearl gold, if after the fire test step, pearl scratches or deformation that still shine, you rest assured that you have a right choice.Experience
We made a brief visit here while en route to An Thoi the day that we went on the snorkeling excursion. Apparently all of the “day” excursions that go by the door stop here for a quick look. It’s open to the public if you want to go on your own. There is no charge to access and look around. There are two farming operations that are available to see…both are South of Duong Dong along the coastal highway on the way to An Thoi. It was kind of cool to see how pearls are “cultivated” in a process that’s totally “man made”. I had not ever seen this process happen before and so I thought it was kind of a cool thing to do. It’s possible to watch…there are many workstations set up in a fairly large room where people are busy implanting a particular type of pearl oyster with the materials needed for the growth of the pearl. You see people loading the mesh panels and preparing them for deposit into the ocean where they are suspended by rope. In case you don’t know…the process is to implant a pearl oyster with a small piece of “Mississippi Pig Toe Mussel”. A graft of tissue from a donor oyster is attached to the implant shell and inserted via a surgical cut into the host oyster shell.. The pearl oyster shells are then placed in a meshed panel and suspended in the ocean where they will grow for upwards of two years. There is a large display area where you can purchase pearls set into different settings, necklaces, rings, etc. etc. I didn’t price them…but I believe that they’re not that cheap if you’re interested in purchasing Phu Quoc pearls. Check this out if you’ve never seen pearl cultivation before.