'47 To' Shop 1
Claremont, Western Australia, 6010 Australia
Atlas South Sea Pearl irritates oysters on a daily basis. The Australian-headquartered firm owns pearling operator PT Cendana Indopearls and has established joint ventures with Indonesian pearl farms in order to escape the tight regulations placed on Australia's pearl industry. Atlas South Sea Pearl hatches, raises, nucleates (seeds each oyster with an irritating bead) oysters, and harvests white- and silver-colored pearls. In addition, the company sells dried oyster meat and the mother-of-pearl (also called nacre) from its oyster shells. Atlas performs some 450,000 seeding operations every year.