There are many, many, many things to do in Disney World, one the coolest experience I had was ‘hunting’ for my own oyster, harvesting the pearl and making it into a necklace… It’s a company called The Pearl Factory www.pearl-factory.com and they have a kiosk in Down Town Disney (near pooh corner). You simply show up and for $15.99 you can harvest an oyster and find a pearl.
Here’s me giddy with joy that I am going to find a pearl… you are free to pick whatever oyster you wish but, the jeweller gave me a hint to pick the ugliest oyster… I picked both ugly & large! You are guaranteed to find a pearl or you get to pick again and on a rare occasion you can find 2 pearls in an oyster!
Here’s my Oyster- NOW, let’s see what’s inside! But first you must repeat a traditional Hawaiian saying, and tap three times. Mele Kalikinaka to me!!!
Here’s what I found in my large, ugly oyster… They measured and assessed my pearl – it’s a beautiful, size 8 pearl with a touch of pink! It’s worth approx $180.00! The colour of my pearl represents passion & beauty.
Now you have the choice to just take your pearl or have it set into a piece of jewellery – they have everything from rings to necklaces and more, and the settings start at $10 for a costume jewellery setting to several hundred dollars for gold with diamond accents. It’s such a valuable pearl I decided on spending a bit more but opted out on the diamonds.