They say you have to open about 10,000 oysters to find a natural pearl. It’s almost a fluke, but, if you want pearls, you can also grow them. Tony Chen, CEO and co-founder at Manolin, had a little of everything. He had always loved water and fish but never imagined his ‘pearl’ would be aquaculture until he stumbled upon the right oyster or, rather, the right oyster farms in the Chesapeake Bay. Maybe his ‘pearl’ was farmed but finding it serendipity helped him to turn it into something regular.