Australian South Sea Pearls
The most revered and highly prized pearl in the world, The Australian South Sea Pearl is cultured in the Pinctada maxima oyster in the pristine coastal waters of Australia's Northwest. The perfect marine environment, combined with the most modern pearling techniques and practices, combine to produce the largest and finest quality pearl. The pearls are a result of an intricate operation in which the oyster, over a period of two years, coats a spherical nucleus with a substance known as ‘nacre’. The Australian South Sea Pearl, due primarily to the thickness of this coating, has a natural lustre unequalled by any other pearl. They range in size from 9mm to 20mm, however pearls over 16mm are rare.