BROOME’S LIV­ING GEMS

It takes a skil­ful hand to bring out the best in Aus­tralian South Sea pearls, and Jewels of the Kim­ber­ley’s award-win­ning jew­ellers are the best in the busi­ness.

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The ex­tra­or­di­nary Kim­ber­ley re­gion, one of the most unique lo­ca­tions in the world, is fa­mous for its abil­ity to pro­duce the high­est qual­ity pearls out of all pro­duc­ers on the planet. The enor­mous tides con­tin­u­ously flow past each oys­ter pro­vid­ing them with an abun­dance of nu­tri­ents and un­pol­luted, clean ocean wa­ter.

South Sea pearls from Broome grow to the largest size known to man, and ex­hibit a lus­tre that is un­prece­dented.

Jodi Pen­fold, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor of Jewels of the Kim­ber­ley, ig­nited her ca­reer (af­ter com­plet­ing her Gold­smith and Gem­mol­o­gist stud­ies) in Broome grad­ing pearls with one of the elite pearl farms, which is si­t­u­ated off the Broome coast. The com­pany is not af­fil­i­ated with any one pearl farm, which is a great po­si­tion to be in as it gives de­sign­ers the op­por­tu­nity to se­lect and show­case the best of the best qual­ity gems from se­lected and pre­ferred pearl farms.

Each pearl is care­fully hand-se­lected ac­cord­ing to the five virtues: lus­tre, com­plex­ion, shape, colour and size. Each comes with a cer­tifi­cate au­then­ti­cat­ing the five virtues and the ori­gin. Whether you are pur­chas­ing Broome pearls online or in the stu­dio, you can be sure that you are re­ceiv­ing pearls of un­sur­passed qual­ity.

South Sea pearls are salt­wa­ter pearls grown in­side the largest pearl-pro­duc­ing oys­ter, Pinc­tada max­ima. This oys­ter can pro­duce pearls in sil­very white, cream white or very oc­ca­sion­ally gold, with sub­tle hues of pink, blue or green. Aus­tralian South Sea pearls, each so nat­u­rally beau­ti­ful, re­quire no treat­ment of any kind. The pearls from Pinc­tada max­ima have a thick and lus­trous nacre coat­ing that is known as ori­ent and this re­sults in pearls of the best qual­ity, in sizes up to 18 mil­lime­tres and very oc­ca­sion­ally ex­ceed­ing 20. Th­ese pearls are amongst the world’s largest, and as such are highly sought af­ter.

The wa­ters off Broome’s coast in Western Aus­tralia is the only place in the world with nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring com­mer­cial quan­ti­ties of Pinc­tada max­ima. Aus­tralian South Sea pearls are some of the most valu­able and de­sir­able pearls on the mar­ket. It is for this rea­son that Jewels of the Kim­ber­ley show­cases Broome pearls in jew­ellery de­signs that en­hances their unique char­ac­ter­is­tics. It takes lo­cal knowl­edge, care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion and a so­phis­ti­cated aes­thetic to al­low each pearl to truly shine. This is what makes Aus­tralian pearl jew­ellery so dis­tinc­tive, and is the rea­son Jewels of the Kim­ber­ley exhibits its pearl jew­ellery across Aus­tralia. www.jew­el­soft­hekim­ber­ley.com.au

9ct white gold Grandé Soho French hook ear­rings, fea­tur­ing a pair of Broome South Sea pearls. RRP $2350 18ct white gold Triple Em­brace Pen­dant with white and gold South Sea pearls. RRP $13,750

18ct white gold Fish­tale Ring with South Sea pearl and 11 white di­a­monds. RRP $6650

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