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PEARL GRADING TOUR

Pearl grading 2

Step inside our Pearl Grading Room at our Shellar Door and experience the journey of a pearl from point of harvest through to preparation for jewellery production. You will be guided through the visible and invisible virtues of the Australian Pearl in this hands-on experience. 

our shellar door

PEARL GRADING TOUR

Pearl grading 2

Step inside our Pearl Grading Room at our Shellar Door and experience the journey of a pearl from point of harvest through to preparation for jewellery production. You will be guided through the visible and invisible virtues of the Australian Pearl in this hands-on experience. 

Our favourite combinations with the pearl grading tour

FARM TO PLATE

If you adore oysters then we recommend combining our Oyster Tasting and Farm Cruise experiences to learn about the journey of the oyster from farm to plate.

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Oyster Lover Experience

Farm Cruise

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Oyster Tasting

SHELL TO SHOWROOM

If you love everything to do with pearls or want to become a pearl expert, then we recommend combining our Secrets of Pearling, Farm Cruise and Pearl Grading experiences to learn about the journey of the pearl from shell to shellar door.

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PEARL GRADING Experience

Secrets of Pearling

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Farm Cruise

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Pearl Grading

COMPLETE IMMERSION

If you love all things pearls and oysters, then we recommend combining all our Shellar Door experiences to learn about the journey of the pearl from shell to shellar door.

Swipe to see our recommended tours combinations.

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PEARL GRADING Experience
Oyster Lover Experience

Secrets of Pearling

+

Farm Cruise

+

Pearl Grading

+

Oyster Tasting

It is a lesser known fact that Australia is home to the sub-tropical species of pearl shell known as Pinctada fucata (Akoya).

Sustainably grown in the stunning lower Hawkesbury waterways (at the gateway to the Pacific ocean, and just north of Sydney) by our team of pearl farmers, the highly lustrous, round in shape and uniquely coloured Akoya pearls are the perfect collaborator for our jewellery collections.

As with all Australian pearls farmed in unique aquatic environments, each Akoya pearl also takes years to reach maturity, and when harvested are just as stunningly beautiful and enticingly rare.

Pairing our pristine pearls, straight from our farms, together with elegantly crafted jewellery designs, we create pieces that become treasured for generations. In our Pearl Grading tour, you’ll learn more about how we do this through visible virtues. 

Visible virtues are those features which are easily identifiable. These visible features are typically used to value pearls by all pearl connoisseurs world-wide (this is despite no formal universal grading system).

In a global industry where chemical treatments and enhancements are common, we place a high value on understanding and disclosing every visible and invisible aspect of a pearl’s virtues, through education and experience.

Each of our pearls has natural colour and lustre and are backed with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

RARE, PURE, SUSTAINABLY GROWN

AUSTRALIAN PEARLS

RARE, PURE, SUSTAINABLY GROWN

AUSTRALIAN PEARLS

It is a lesser known fact that Australia is home to the sub-tropical species of pearl shell known as Pinctada fucata (Akoya).

Sustainably grown in the stunning lower Hawkesbury waterways (at the gateway to the Pacific ocean, and just north of Sydney) by our team of pearl farmers, the highly lustrous, round in shape and uniquely coloured Akoya pearls are the perfect collaborator for our jewellery collections.

As with all Australian pearls farmed in unique aquatic environments, each Akoya pearl also takes years to reach maturity, and when harvested are just as stunningly beautiful and enticingly rare.

Pairing our pristine pearls, straight from our farms, together with elegantly crafted jewellery designs, we create pieces that become treasured for generations. In our Pearl Grading tour, you’ll learn more about how we do this through visible virtues. 

Visible virtues are those features which are easily identifiable. These visible features are typically used to value pearls by all pearl connoisseurs world-wide (this is despite no formal universal grading system).

In a global industry where chemical treatments and enhancements are common, we place a high value on understanding and disclosing every visible and invisible aspect of a pearl’s virtues, through education and experience.

Each of our pearls has natural colour and lustre and are backed with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 
all our

SHELLAR DOOR TOURS

Oyster Lover Experience

Oyster Tasting

$30 / adult

FARM CRUISE TOUR

Farm Cruise

$50 / adult

Secrets of pearling

Secrets of Pearling

$25 / adult

Grazing Lunch Ouysters

Grazing Lunch & Oysters

$60 / adult

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