During March of 2016, Poemana's team visited a pearl farm in Phuket, Thailand.
Thailand is ideally placed, as its waters allows it to cultivated Akoya pearls, and South sea pearls.
A part of the pearl farm
In the underwater pens grow different species of oysters, in order to cultivate different sizes and colors of pearls.
Akoya cultured pearls, originally from Japan, can be cultivated in Thailand, and in the warmer waters of Southeast Asia, Akoya pearls take on a more varied palette of colors and nuances.
An oyster shell that creates Akoya pearls
These oysters are small and delicate, but allow the creation of small pearls naturally white, dark/black, and even golden.
In different pens are larger oysters, that create the larger South Sea pearls.
An oyster shell that creates South sea pearls