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DAILY PHOTO: Ever Been in a Jewelry Store in Which Everyone Wore a Life Vest?

Have you ever been in a jewelry store in which everybody was wearing a life-jacket?

Life vests are a requirement for jewelry buying here.

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Taken in December of 2015 in Bai Tu Long Bay

Taken in December of 2015 in Bai Tu Long Bay

 

Of course, they give you a little mini-class on culturing pearls.

Of course, they give you a little mini-class on culturing pearls.

 

In Bai Tu Long Bay there’s floating Pearl Farm with a built-in jewelry store. It’s a little strange browsing jeweler’s cases with a bunch of people in life-jackets. On the way into the store they show you how pearls are cultured and harvested, presumably in an attempt to engender a sense of gratitude / reciprocity from those who are really psyched about it.


1 Comment

  1. Abby says:

    At the risk of sounding snarky and backhanded: you could go with no life jacket, devoid of presumptions and wonder just wtf you’re doing there and why.

    You were doing just fine until it wasn’t about a neato tourist experience. Tsk tsk.

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