Gem Job

Piles of empty oyster shells lie on the Sitra coast in Bahrain. Oysters are now ‘harvested’ by amateur fishermen who then pry open the shells to look for natural pearls. Though it is extremely rare these are found, sometimes someone does get lucky. Pearling, known to have occurred since 2000 BC, and once the mainstay of the country’s economy, has now vanished but there are … Continue reading Gem Job