Pearl farmers, mostly controlled by Jewelmer, have made a science out of the pearl farming industry. They go to staggering depths to do this. Learning from the Japanese, they were able to successfully culture beautiful deep gold pearl colors while maintaining the cleanliness of the ocean and the safety of the oysters. It’s a long and difficult process with over 360 steps, but it’s worth it because the Gold South Sea pearls from the Philippines are among the most valuable pearls on the market.
In ancient times, there was even an ancient pearl trade route, known as the Pearl Road, where world merchants, mostly the Chinese, went to trade with nomads for pearls. Today, the Pinctada maxima, a species of pearl oysters, have been farmed as the most precious pearl oyster for coaxing these living natural gems.
Here is everything you need to know about the beautiful pearls of the Philippines: