PEARLING MAS­TERS

Im­merse your­self in the story of the Aus­tralian pearl at Cygnet Bay with a rare and unique hands-on class to dis­cover all you need to know about th­ese gems.

Signature Travel & Lifestyle - - Signature Promotion - 18ct yel­low gold, 12mm round Cygnet Bay Pearl, TDW 0.80ct. $7220

The art of cul­tur­ing some of the world’s finest pearls lies in the skills ac­quired over decades. It comes from mastering hun­dreds of nu­ances, an un­der­stand­ing of how oys­ters thrive in their nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. As Aus­tralia’s old­est cul­tured pearling busi­ness, Cygnet Bay Pearls has a per­sonal con­nec­tion with the oys­ters in its care. The fam­ily has been build­ing its knowl­edge about the en­vi­ron­ment and its re­la­tion­ship with Pinc­tada max­ima since 1959, when Dean and Lyn­don Brown be­came the first Aus­tralians to dis­cover the se­crets of cul­tured pearling and forged an in­dus­try. Cygnet Bay proudly re­mains one of only four com­mer­cial pearling op­er­a­tions in Aus­tralia to­day.

In more re­cent times Cygnet Bay Pearls has been show­cas­ing th­ese pre­cious

9ct yel­low gold and Cygnet Bay Keshi Pearls. $1195

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