South Sea Cultured Pearl
South sea pearls are cultivated in either silver-lipped oyster or gold-lipped oyster, the
names are derived from the color of the shell interior's outer edge, scientific name Pinctada
maxima. In the coast of Australia, Indonesia, and Philippines are the birthplace of South sea
South Sea Pearl Farm Map
Philippine pearl farms are located on remote islands away from population centers.
With 17,508 islands and a native p. maxima population, the Indonesian archipelago is ideal for South Sea pearl farming.
Although pearl farms are located along the entire northern coast of Australia, the great majority of wild p, maxima oysters come from the waters of Eighty Mile Beach in Western Australia.