In Suva, Fiji I met Birvijay Anand. He makes jewelry from shells that he polishes and carves. He also strings pearls.
It was his father’s business. When Bir worked alongside him, he fell in love with this work, and shifted to a more artistic style.
Bir’s family came to Fiji generations ago from India and was not able to go back. They have no contact with family in India any more.