A petite understated pendant showcasing its lustrous Australian Akoya pearl – elegant in its simplicity and lustrous beauty, and perfect when matched with a simple chain. Available in sterling silver, yellow or white gold, and featuring pearls in numerous sizes and colours.
Note: The price of each Akoya pearl jewellery piece varies according to the size of the pearl. Chains are sold separately.
ABOUT THE PEARL
It is almost entirely unknown that Australia is also home to a smaller species of Akoya pearl oyster in the pristine cooler sub-tropical waters of the Brisbane Waters, one hour north of Sydney, NSW.
The Broken Bay Akoya pearl is exceptionally high quality and rare, believed to be the premium on the global market today due to its longer cultivation period leading to a thicker layer of nacre around its nucleus. The standout feature of this pearl is the lustre and wide range of unconventional natural colours, ranging from warm white and cream, yellows and oranges, silver and blues, green and pink hues.
Established in 2003, Broken Bay pearl farm is the only pearl producer in New South Wales, and has remained a strong boutique operation since.
Akin to the ethics of its sister company in the West, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Broken Bay’s farming processes are environmentally sustainable, with great pride and care taken to maintain the pristine waters in which it’s situated.
Broken Bay Pearls are seeded in February and harvested in July the following year (18 month grow-out), producing several thousand pearls a year and about half of those are of “gem quality”, and range from 4mm to as large as 10mm (rare) – the average size from 6.5 to 8mm.
Please note: For any enquiries regarding our pearl jewellery please do not hesitate to call our Pearl Consultants for more information on 08 9192 5402.