Pearls come from a variety of organisms, most are cultivated in either freshwater or saltwater though some wild pearls still are found.

South Sea Pearls are the most expensive, come in a wide variety of natural colors, and are very easy for beginners to make into beautiful finished jewelry using our findings and components hand made in sterling silver and gold vermeil in Bali.

The South Sea Pearls on this site are mostly grown in Indonesia from a wide variety of locations.

We are not associated with Atlas Pearls In Indonesia, But here is a great article on how pearls are produced

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The Pearl Farm In Raja Ampat

Photographer: Sylvain Brun, Hatchery Specialist

In the Bird’s Head peninsula of West Papua in Indonesia, a cluster of islands called Raja Ampat is slowly rising to fame as one of the best diving spots in the world, thanks to its pristine and biodiverse marine environment filled with colourful tropical fish visible to the naked eye from above the water.

According to Lonely Planet, Raja Ampat is the ultimate tropical paradise and one of South East Asia’s most beautiful archipelagos while the Conde Nast Traveller declares Raja Ampat the world’s most beautiful islands and the Amazon of the world’s reefs. While it remains a dream for many, those who have travelled far and wide to get to Indonesia’s most elusive and breathtaking location says that it is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the world’s most mesmerizing locations.

Photographer: Sylvain Brun, Hatchery Specialist

Also located here in Raja Ampat is an Atlas Pearls pearl farm where some of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after South Sea Pearls are produced and cultivated. Atlas South Sea pearls are harvested from five pearl farms extending through the Indonesian Archipelago to Raja Ampat. To reach their maximum potential, South Sea pearls require the truly pristine environment of remote areas such as the Indonesian Archipelago. Each pearl reflects the very state of the water and the environment in which they are grown.

The South Sea pearls are the most valuable pearls; they are the biggest with the most extraordinary shine. They are 10% of the volume of pearls traded worldwide while they are worth 50% in value.