Name Of The Place (Post#53) : Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Photo of the day is about Willie Creek Pearl Farm. It is the name of the pearl farm that I had a chance to visit while I was in Broome. My visit in this farm made me realized that there is a way to grow and culture pearls than looking for the pearl itself. Growing and culturing pearls itself is the combination of natural process happens under the water to the shells (mother of pearl) and its oyster with human intervention taking care of it. The photos are part of Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour October 2016.
Photo of the day is about the Australian Pearl. One of the rarest and most valuable pearls ever produced was in display in Cygnet Bay Pearls store because it achieved all the five pearl grading virtues (lustre, surface, shape, size and colour) perfectly. The pearl is said to be the World’s Largest Fine Quality White/Pink Round Pearl. The photo is part of Broome Sightseeing Tour October 2016.
Photos of the day is all about “Pinctada Maxima” that was displayed in Broome Historical Museum. It is marine bivalve mollusk, world largest pearl oysters with two color varieties : the White-lipped oyster and the Gold-lipped oyster. It is also known as South Sea Pearls.
The pearls that cultured in Broome are called Australian South Sea Pearls which best known and valued for their white/silver with pink hues from the white(silver)-lipped pearl oyster.
The interesting facts about this Pinctada Maxima, it is the same type of pearls that can be found in my country (Philippines) 1000 peso bill which also known as Philippine South Sea Pearl, typically produce golden pearls from the gold-lipped pearl oyster.
Truly indeed places has relations to each other and South Sea Pearl is one of it. The photo is part of Broome Historical Museum Visit October 2016.