Live from the Shellar Door

Pearls of Australia and Broken Bay Pearl Farm have launched their first ever virtual pearl harvest

Live from the Shellar Door on the banks of the mighty Hawkesbury River.

Business owner James Brown took to the virtual airwaves to share one of nature’s miracles – the harvest of a locally cultured pearl from the Australian Akoya pearl shell, grown in the waters north of Sydney at Broken Bay.

Bringing some of his Akoya pearl shell to the harvesting table along with 3 generations of family pearling expertise, James revealed a pearl that has been quietly growing for 2 years.

We also witnessed with him the opening some shell with no pearls – a reminder that even after all the hard work and hope, there is no guarantee there will be any pearl at all. As pearl farmers, we are totally in the hands of Mother Nature.

Don’t worry if you missed the live feed – every Thursday there will be more !

Pearls of Australia will host a series of live broadcasts that cover many aspects of Australia’s incredible pearling industry.
This is a sneak-peak into how we cultivate, grow, harvest and grade the pearls from our farms in in NSW and WA.
Hear some great stories, meet our crew, enjoy some ‘info-tainment’ and most of all, have some fun with us as we bring Australian pearls to your living room.

Join us for live video posting from Broken Bay Pearl Farm – Live from the Shellar Door…the best-kept secret of the NSW Central Coast revealed !
Pearls of Australia Facebook Live.

Please see link below for the Facebook event to go live on our Pearls of Australia Page at:

 While we can’t travel right now, we can bring our pearl farm to you, and help you dream and plan to join us at one of our working pearl farms.

  • Broken Bay Pearl Farm is located just north of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River and Central Coast, NSW.
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is approx. 240km north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, WA.

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