Originally Posted by green_rd
I know they promote that there is no customs limit to loose stones as they are properly "minerals." Doubt many customs officials care that pearls are harvested rather than mined.
Interesting thing I learned about them....they actually start in the Mississippi River, then are moved to Tahiti to finish growing.
I guess with the bigger ships = 3500+ pax, its not surprising the CBP just lets the masses keep moving, with maybe the occassional pothead looking smuggler getting hassled.