The Pinctada maxima oyster is one of the largest and rarest pearl oysters in the world producing the famous South Sea pearl. Lined with nacre, the same natural composite that forms each pearl, the inside of the shell has a pearlescent and lustrous white finish know as Mother of Pearl. Mother of pearl has throughout history had many applications, meanings and symbolism. To this day it continues to be sought after for jewellery and fashion accessories, homewares, buttons, arts and culture.
Each oyster will generally produce several pearls during it’s lifetime before being harvested for it’s meat and mother of pearl shell, ensuring no part of the oyster is wasted. Our shell is direct from the pristine waters of our Atlas Pearls farms has been cleaned and polished by hand.
This shell is approximately 9-14cm.
Certified From The Source
Atlas South Sea pearls are direct from our farms and certified from the source. Produced from the Pinctada Maxima oyster from the South Seas. Due to the unique nature of South Sea pearls, we recommend before purchasing to read our Pearl Grading guide to best understand the pearl/s used in the design of this piece.