The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

by Kristina Ganina September 02, 2019

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls | Namaka Jewelry

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearls

In the past, harvesting pearls was only possible in the wild. This is because thousands upon thousands of oysters would need to be caught and opened just to source a few of these gems. As a result, centuries of pearl rushes and over-exploitation put a massive strain on this natural resource. However, with the invention and rise in popularity of cultivated pearl farming over the 20th century, this widespread large-scale fishing for oysters was finally put to an end.

 

Cultivated Pearls & the Environment

Today, we work with Tahitian pearl farmers who are able to essentially provide what could be described as the ocean’s version of organic farming. Why? Because to carefully work with each oyster to produce a pearl requires the pristine preservation of its ecosystem too. This process takes years and during this time the water must be unpolluted, the coastline undisturbed and the air as clean as possible.

In fact, even just a slight change in water temperature, salinity, pollution, and current can kill the oysters. This makes the industry 100% sustainable as it requires man to preserve and protect the environment in order to benefit from the harvesting of pearls. To add to this, every pearl, oyster, and shell is often used and reused; nothing is wasted. It is a true partnership with the environment.

 

 

Buy Organic Jewelry & Gems

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to wear mined gems resulting from industries with huge carbon footprints on the earth, pearls can be a completely natural and eco-friendly alternative. Not to mention they are simply stunning gemstones to own and wear. Fakarava pearl farm in French Polynesia, the source of Namaka pearls, is an eco-friendly enterprise and an officially certified pearl producer.

 

For more information on our collections of natural pearls and choosing the right ones for you, read through our shopping guide or speak to one of our friendly experts in-store. We’re sure that you will love wearing our timeless and naturally authentic works of art!

 

 





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