Yoshihiro Shimizu, president of the Kobe-based Japan Pearl Exporters' Association, describing the troubles facing the industry. Worldwide sales decreased by more than 50% in 2008 (Yomiuri Shimbun)© Japan Today
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The pearl industry has been hit harder than the car industry. Consumers worldwide are holding back on luxury purchases. Plus, sudden rises in water temperature are lethal for pearl oysters. Pearl cult
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