Tucked away in a bay off the Indonesian island of Lombok, some of the worldâ€™s most valuable cultured pearls are being brought to life. Autore has been cultivating South Sea pearls since 1991â€”a painstaking process that begins with the cultivation of six species of algae, which are imported from Australia, and ends in a matured oyster with its prized pearl. From cultivation to harvesting, the process takes four years. Join DestinAsian‘s video team as we take a behind-the-scenes look at Autore’s LombokÂ pearlÂ farm.
Tours of the facility areÂ availableÂ for around US$20 per person and can be reserved by calling 62-370/684-4895.