Rare Golden Pearls in a Mysterious Island Palawan
Jacques Branellec exhibiting Rare Golden Pearls from the local fresh harvest. Jewelmer is considered the only pearl producer in the world who has successfully cultivated pearls possessing a great, pure golden color. With years and years researching and biotechnology, Jewelmer are proficient in the breeding process that makes gold-lipped Pinctada maxima pearl oysters capable of growing large, glossy, golden pearls.
This deep, rich color can only be found in South Sea pearls manufactured in the Philippines. Pearls are usually cultured through transplanting a tiny piece of mantle tissue of one oyster shell right into a the shell of a young oyster.
This particular graft forms a pearl sac and precipitate calcium carbonate straight into this pocket. Over time, it grows into a pearl. It takes two to five years for a pearl to mature.
Farming of pearls is quite a time-consuming process, explains Jacques Branellec, managing director of Jewelmer. Any change in temperature and water environments makes a difference to the oysters.
For 38 years I have been in cultivation of pearls, however, Im continually learning new things.