The Treasure of the Black Pearl

2023-10-26T01:05:52+00:00Categories: Polynesia, South Pacific|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Chris McBeath Say the words ‘black pearl’ and images of saucy pirate Jack Sparrow may flash into your mind. After all, black pearls have always been among the most sought jewels in the world and have, no doubt, been the treasure of many a pirate’s swag. In the Marquesas Islands, however, these luminescent gemstones are a beachside commodity. While some entrepreneurial Tahitians still dive for pearls in much [...]