Download Twitter Movies Mail

United Arab Emirates

 

Whilst the Middle East has been an important centre for the production and trade of natural pearls for centuries, a cultured pearl industry is a very recent development. 

Pinctada radiata oyster and cultured pearl. Photo: Henry Hänni
Wild Pinctada radiata oyster banks in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Henry A. Hänni
Cultured pearl farming in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Henry Hänni
Grafting of a Pinctada radiata oyster. Photo: Henry Hänni
JNA