Australia is a major producer of white and golden South Sea cultured pearls, the greatest in terms of value. Other species are also cultivated but to a much smaller degree. The industry is under strict regulations which has helped it improve environmental sustainability and a high-quality production of pearls.
1200 kan (4.5 tonnes)*
146 million US$*
White and golden South Sea pearls
*Source: POIB (2011)
Other white and golden South Sea
pearl farming regions
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