Australian South Sea cultivated pearls command the highest price
of all cultured pearls because of their exceptional beauty,
rarity and longevity.
Exceptional beauty of the Australian South Sea Pearl begins
with the unique geographical environment of the Northern Australia
coast with it's pristine environmental conditions. Also innovative
systems developed by Australian researchers in using mainly
'wild' oysters have ensured Australian South Sea Pearls generally
have a much thicker nacre coating and a deeper lustre than other
of the smaller Akoya cultured pearl is over 100 times greater
than that of the Australian South Sea Pearl, whilst production
of freshwater cultured pearl is estimated to be thousands of
times greater. Because of limited success in commercial hatcheries
for the Australian oyster it is highly unlikely that the Australian
South Sea Pearl will ever be mass produced on the same scale
as other cultivated pearls.
the Australian South Sea Pearl industry has discouraged the use
of artificial treatments and enhancements which impact negatively
on the durability and longevity of the pearl.
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