Experience the journey of our unique Fiji-hued pearls, which start as tiny nucleuses imbedded into the flesh of black-lipped oysters and end up as fine jewellery in some of the world’s best showrooms, when you take a tour of our flagship farm and showroom in Fiji.While pearls have been revered through the ages for their natural beauty and simple elegance, their appearance belies an often-complex process involved in producing them, one that requires the careful nurturing of oysters in a susceptible ocean environment.
Located in the small bay town of Savusavu on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s large northern island, J. Hunter's pearl farm is just a short boat ride away from the thriving small-town community.
Your tour begins in our showroom with a short, 15-minute presentation on the history of the cultured pearl and how J. Hunter has adapted the process by one of our experienced pearl graders. From here, guests are taken to the undersea farm in a glass-bottomed boat to view the pearl oyster culture. Snorkelling over the farm is an option, however, guests must bring their own gear.
On this 45 minute cruise, you will see pearl oysters at different stages of growth, suspended on 200 metre long lines that run 3 – 5 metres below the ocean’s surface. The boat also comes alongside one of the cleaning platforms where you can observe farm workers cleaning and checking the health of juvenile and adult oysters.
During the seeding season (April/May and October/November) you will also have the opportunity to witness our highly qualified pearl technicians implanting and harvesting pearls from the oysters.
The tour returns to our showroom, where we have a wide selection of pearl jewellery and loose pearls on display and available for purchase. Bookings can be made through your resort or by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ContactSavusavu is a convenient flight or sail from Fiji’s main island Viti Levu. There are connecting flights from Nadi International Airport and from Nausori outside the capital city of Suva or by one of the several ferry services that service Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island.
J Hunter Pearls is located on Naverea Road in Savusavu Town, a ten-minute drive from the airport.
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