During Christopher Columbus’s third (1498) and fourth (1502) voyages to the New World, he repeatedly encountered native people adorned with natural pearls. ...
The 8,000-year-old pearl was found during excavations at Marawah Island which also revealed the earliest architecture in the UAE.
Few people outside the gem industry realize the true nature of a cultured pearl’s journey.
The pearling industry surpasses the requirements of the Ecologically Sustainable Development requirements of Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999).
The Australian South Sea Pearl oyster
The Secret Life of Australian South Sea Pearls