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101 - PALAWAN'S PEARL EMPIRE

52'
format hd
Episode

360° GEO- Report visits the Philippine archipelago and observes how long it takes to wrest these precious jewels from nature.

It shimmers warm and golden, and has a flawless surface: that's how the perfect pearl of the 'Gold-Lip' oyster, Pinctada Maxima, should look. It is worth several thousands of euros. The precious pearl is only found in one out of every 20,000 oysters.

The beauty of the pearl is what prompted the jewellery company Jewelmer to start raising these oysters in the waters around Palawan, in the Philippine archipelago years ago. Pearl farms yield several million euros per year, which can be attributed to meticulous research methods and rigid staffing policies.

Director(s) : ENGELS (Thérèse)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2011
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, Korean, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.