WITH the precision of a surgeon Rose Crisp makes a small incision before carefully implanting a small bead and a tiny piece of slippery mantle into the oyster.
Her seeding of pearls continues year-round but now it is harvest time and nearby four burly blokes discuss politics, football — anything to distract them from the monotony of opening thousands of oysters by hand.
In this tiny shed hidden away on a mangrove island in the heart of Broken Bay, just an hour north of Sydney, a tiny Australian company is going head to head with the world’s biggest pearl producers and beating them at their own game.
From: The Daily Telegraph
July 04, 2014