The Elusive Scottish Pearl
Monday, January 08, 2007
Scotland's freshwater pearls are both rare and expensive. This is because they are a product of the freshwater mussel which only thrives in such clean, fast flowing rivers as the Tay and Spey. However, acquisition of such gems can prove elusive because:
- The mussel is a protected species
- Collection of pearls from the protected mussel is an offence without a licence
- Cost of such pearls is between GBP50 ($90) and GBP1000 ($1900).
Labels: Scotland's gems
posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:33 PM