Creating a pearl

It takes up to two years to produce a single unique pearl. Black lip oysters, Pinctada Margaritifera, are the sole creators of our rare black pearls. Each must first be matured for two years before we even begin to cultivate them. 
Expert cultivators insert a tiny bead made of oyster shell from the Mississippi River along with a piece of tissue from another oyster to begin the process.  Two years later, the perfect conditions created by the oyster produce a strong, durable and captivating black pearl. 

holding pearl necklace creating a pearl