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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!

Toe Digging

Thu, Apr 22, 2021 | Pearl Blog

Toe digging for mussel shells. Sometimes it is not about putting on diving gear and braving the cold waters of the Tennessee River to search for mussel shells. Sometimes the work can be done from the waste down by toe digging. Toe digging is just what it sounds like... digging your toes in the soft, muddy bottom to find mussel shells. Bruce, the pearl diver on the Tennessee River is a man on the water but his wife Debbie. Well, she prefers toe digging! India thinks she could be a toe digger too!

See more in our video with Bruce:

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