Paspaley Pearling Company
Renowned for the rarest and most valuable Australian South Sea pearls, we supply strands, loose pearls and mother-of-pearl shell to the world’s leading jewellery retailers and wholesalers.
Our purpose-built infrastructure – comprised of a fleet of ships and Grumman Mallards – allows us to navigate some of the world’s most remote coastlines to dive for wild shell. It is here our technicians seed and nurture the Pinctada maxima oyster to culture the world’s finest quality pearls. During harvest, our dedicated teams diligently grade the pearls according to a combination of characteristics known as ‘The Five Virtues’. The Virtues – Lustre, Complexion, Colour, Shape and Size – are what determine's each pearl’s value.
Our pearls are distributed through international, by-invitation only auctions and private sales. Our key distribution centre is in Sydney, with offices in Japan and Hong Kong where a wide selection of loose pearls, matched pairs and strands are available for viewing.
Our reputation is built on a foundation of trust, respect and integrity which transcends generations. A passion for excellence and commitment to quality is at the heart of everything we do. It is with the same passion and excitement that we approach and build long-term partnerships with our wholesale and retail customers.