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The Pearl Girls create all of our jewelry and designs at our shop in Athens, GA. We also have a huge reknot and repair department. People all over the world ship us their pearls and beaded jewelry to reknot, repair or create into a new design. Along with our passion for pearls, we are passionate about creating jobs right here in our home base in Athens, GA. We provide many perks to our staff including childcare for our hardworking mothers! Thank you for supporting us so we can continue supporting others. And thanks for sharing in our passion!

The Origin Story about Pearl Diving

Sun, Apr 20, 2014 | Pearl Blog

In this story about pearl diving, Bruce shares his beginnings in pearl and mussel diving.

As you probably know by now, Bruce has become our dear friend and an important part of our All-American pearl jewelry collection. India peppers him with tons of questions about pearl diving and Bruce is easily amused by her enthusiasm. In the midst of all of his fascinating tales, we were wondering what is Bruce's story about pearl diving? How did he become a pearl and mussel diver? His origin story is fascinating. Bruce started with his father and brother when he was 7-8 years old by toe digging along the shore.  As he grew, so did his involvement until he was a buying agent for the Tennessee Shell business. Watch our video to learn more of his story about pearl diving:

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