environment of the South Seas is home to the world's largest and rarest
pearl oyster, Pinctada Maxima, the mother of the South Sea Pearls. This
oyster is rarely
in nature, and its pearl is rarer still.
To protect its
delicate body, the Pinctada Maxima coats the interior of its shell with
lavers of "nacre" or mother of pearl. A pearl is formed when a nucleus
is introduced into the shell, and the oyster coats it with lavers of
this opalescent material to create the giant pearls we find so
While the Pinctada
Maxima produces the finest quality cultured pearls, it is extremely
difficult to grow. For more than 70 years, Paspaley has dedicated itself
to understanding the secrets of this solitary oyster and protecting the
pure environment it needs to produce this queen of gems.
A closer look at
different aspects of the pearling process reveals the extent of the
effort and expertise required to produce Paspaley unique
South Sea Pearl Jewelry.
Just as striking
as traditional pearl jewelry are the contemporary adaptations of pearl
designs. Over the years, innovative designers from around the world have
broken down the old "twin-set and pearls" cliché with fresh and exciting
interpretations of this timeless accessory. Available in a range of
unique shapes and sizes, and featured in a never-ending array of
designs including the finest South Sea Pearl Earrings and South Sea
Pearl Necklace, pearls are always high on the fashion agenda, with countless
style gurus and celebrities embracing the natural beauty of the Paspaley
South Sea cultured pearl.
Pearls are the
only gems that emerge from nature perfect and complete. Unlike diamonds
and gemstones, they cannot be improved through cutting and polishing.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but when it comes to enduring
symbols of love and purity that are shaped by nature herself, nothing
seduces a woman like pearls from the Stuller & Paspaley South Sea
Pearl Jewelry collection.