Some of you may recall that I blogged about the 'Pearl Trip Around the World' that took me to pearl farms in China, Japan, the Philippines, Fiji and French Polynesia. Our short documentary The Tahitian Pearl followed this trip, and eventually I plan to use the footage from the rest of the trip for something even bigger and better. I just need to find a 4-5 month window of extra time to put the work in!
During the trip there was one destination that stood out among the others as one of the most exotic, beautiful and far-flung places I've ever visited - Jewelmer's Flower Island in Palawan, The Philippines. To reach Flower Island, we flew by helicopter for hours from Manila, even needing to stop once for refueling. It really is that remote.
Flower Island is owned by Jacques Branellec, founder of Jewelmer, a French Filipino company that specializes in the production of deep golden South Sea pearls. The island resort is located on one of Jewelmer's many pearl farms.
I would like to help send someone to this tropical paradise.
Jewelmer has teamed up with the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) to send two people on an all-expense-paid trip for a vacation on Flower Island. The CPAA has printed a total of 5000 tickets and each ticket is selling for $10 apiece. But there's a problem. The contest ends in a couple of weeks and there are thousands of unsold tickets left. This means that the odds of winning are better than anyone could have previously imagined.
I've decided to assist Jewelmer and the CPAA with those tickets. We're hosting a contest on our Facebook page and another on our website. But I know that the people who would truly appreciate this trip are most likely those that read this blog. If you would like me to send you FREE Golden Tickets for Two, just email me your name, telephone number and address and I will drop them in the mail for you - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the legal mumbo-jumbo, see the CPAA's website: http://cpaa.org/goldentickets/
Golden South Sea pearls grown at Jewelmer's Pearl Farm near Flower Island