Australian south sea pearls

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South Sea Pearls

Exceptionally rare, naturally beautiful.
Unrivalled in size, nacre quality, natural colour and natural lustre.
Explore the world of Australian South Sea pearls and understand what makes each so rare and valuable.

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The pearling process begins in the pristine and remote waters of the Kimberley, Australia.

The Australian South Sea pearl oyster (Pinctada maxima) is the largest and rarest of all pearl oysters and produces the largest and most valuable of all pearls.

Operating from ocean-going vessels, teams of divers scour the depths to handpick the solitary Pinctada maxima oysters from the seabed. 

Australia’s pearl production is regulated by way of a government-enforced quota system.
In a world-first, the Australian pearling industry has been certified as the most sustainable and environmentally responsible by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). MSC is the world’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to sustainable and environmentally responsible use of wild marine resources.
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Secret Life of Pearls

A documentary by Paspaley premiering globally on National Geographic throughout 2016

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Key editorial featuring Australian South Sea pearls from influential international publications.

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Conversion Tool

Use to convert values between grams, momme, carats, and round pearl size.

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The Five Virtues

Lustre, complexion, shape, colour, and size form The Five Virtues.

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