Interesting fact of the day

Black pearls

The Cook Islands is the world's second largest producer of black pearls. Manihiki (an island in the Cook Islands) is known as the Island of Pearls. The island is well known for its black pearls and there are pearl farms dotted around the lagoon. The largest farm maintains some 250,000 oysters for pearl production. Tourists can arrange a tour where the pearl cultivation process is explained and demonstrations of oyster pearl seeding or pearl harvesting is performed.

Black Pearls