The rare Pinctada maxima oyster, the king of all pearl oysters, produces pearls of incomparable quality and size. Nature bestows an infinite myriad of shapes, colours and sizes that make each pearl unique.
Ranging in size from the delightfully petite to pearls of majestic proportions; from the perfect symmetry of a classical round to the stunning originality of the baroque; and colour assortments from delicate palettes of white, to subtle silvers and rich golds.
Lustre is unquestionably the most important characteristic of pearl quality. The depth and radiance of enduring lustre is a natural attribute without which a pearl is deemed of no value.
A fine quality pearl with natural colour and lustre is infinitely more rare and beautiful than any pearl that has been treated to enhance its appearance. Paspaley does not artificially enhance its pearls or compromise quality in any way; every Paspaley Australian South Sea pearl emerges from the oyster with an enduring radiance as nature intended. It is this innate beauty that sets Paspaley pearls apart from other pearls.
On rare occasions nature produces a pearl of sublime, incomparable beauty, clearly distinguishable amongst other fine quality pearls. These unique gems are reserved for Paspaley’s finest strands and bespoke jewellery designs. Such is the rarity of these pearls that finding a perfect match can take many harvests; pearl connoisseurs claim that the world’s yearly supply can be held in one cupped hand.