Australian South Sea Pearls

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Our Australian South Sea pearls come from our Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm just north of Brooms. With pearls featured in the purest of white, this range boasts elegant jewellery pieces in rings, bracelets and pendant necklaces.

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What are South Sea pearls?

South Sea pearls are large, high-quality pearls that are grown in the warm, tropical waters of the South Pacific, primarily in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. They are known for their size, luster, and unique colors, which range from white and cream to golden and even deep shades of black.

What makes South Sea pearls unique?

South Sea pearls are prized for their large size and unique colors, as well as their high luster and smooth surface. They are also known for their rarity, as they are more difficult to cultivate than other types of pearls. South Sea pearls are typically larger than other types of pearls, with an average size of 10-15mm, although some can grow as large as 20mm.

What colors do South Sea pearls come in?

South Sea pearls come in a variety of colors, including white, cream, champagne, gold, and black. The most common colors are white and cream, but the rarest and most valuable South Sea pearls are golden and black.

How are South Sea pearls cultured?

South Sea pearls are cultured by inserting a small piece of mantle tissue from a donor oyster into the mantle tissue of a host oyster. The host oyster is then placed in a farm or lagoon, where it is carefully tended until the pearl has grown to maturity, which can take up to two years. The resulting pearl is then harvested and sorted based on its size, shape, color, and quality. The process of culturing South Sea pearls is more complex and time-consuming than other types of pearls, which contributes to their higher value.

Are South Sea pearls sustainable and ethical?

The cultivation of South Sea pearls is typically considered to be sustainable and ethical. Pearl farms are often operated in harmony with the environment, using eco-friendly farming practices and contributing to the local economy. However, it is important to choose South Sea pearl jewellery from reputable sources that adhere to ethical and environmental standards, and to avoid purchasing pearls that have been obtained through illegal or unethical means.

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