Mabe Pearls : A simple way to value added pearls (Pamphlet)

Mohamed, K S and Kripa, V and Radhakrishnan, P and Alloycious, P S and Leena, Ravi and Koya, K P Said and Appukuttan, K K (2011) Mabe Pearls : A simple way to value added pearls (Pamphlet). Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin, Cochin.

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    Abstract

    The Central Mari ne Fi sheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Cochin, the premjer fisheries research institute of the coun tr)', developed the technology for cul tured marine pearl production during the early 1980s. Now, scientists of the insti tute have succeeded in perfecting a simple technique for value added marine pearls, called mabe (mah-BAY) pearls. A mabe pearl is a dome shaped or image pearl produced by placing a hemisphe re or miniaturc image against the side of the oyster shell interior. The result is an exquisite pearly nacre coated miniature image of anything dear to humans like Ganesha, Saraswathy, Lakshmi, Ashoka, Crescent and Holy Cross etc. These miniature images can be made into pendants, eardrops and rings. A fine quality Mabe pearl of 10 mm size can easily fetch more than US$ 100 in international markets and an average of Rs. 1000 in local markets.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mabe Pearls; value added pearls
    Subjects: CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Brochures
    Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2013 10:10
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 05:11
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/7683

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