the pearl in the West Kimberley …

For a few days I was ‘off-grid’, enjoying a brief holiday with family in one of the West Kimberley’s hidden gems, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. These pics reflect the work that goes into farming Pearl Oysters by tricking them into producing fabulous South Sea Pearls. cygnet-bay-102 cygnet-bay-103 cygnet-bay-104 cygnet-bay-105 cygnet-bay-106 cygnet-bay-107 cygnet-bay-108That’s Terry Hunter and myself, pleased with the discovery of a beautiful cultured pearl, later valued at $A2006. The shells were once used for making buttons in the pre-plastic era.

Valuing a Cygnet Bay Pearl

Valuing a Cygnet Bay Pearl

dsc03167Some of the harvest, beautifully set, click twice for a close look:

dsc03164 dsc03165 dsc03169 dsc03170A million dollar bowl of pearls from a Broome company:


About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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