Pearl Islands: The Story of Bahrain's Natural Gems

Since 4000 BC, the pearl has been revered as a treasure. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, hidden away inside mollusks on the ocean floor, and are extremely rare.
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Overview

Since 4000 BC, the pearl has been revered as a treasure. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, hidden away inside mollusks on the ocean floor, and are extremely rare. As man’s quest for the gem escalated, the islands of Bahrain became known as the source of the world’s best pearls. Discover the history of Bahrain’s pearl divers, and how their traditions live on.

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Pearl Islands: The Story of Bahrain’s Natural Gems

01: Pearl Islands: The Story of Bahrain’s Natural Gems

Since 4000 BC, the pearl has been revered as a treasure. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, hidden away inside mollusks on the ocean floor, and are extremely rare. As man’s quest for the gem escalated, the islands of Bahrain became known as the source of the world’s best pearls. Discover the history of Bahrain’s pearl divers, and how their traditions live on.

48 min