Cygnet Bay Pearls
Founded in 1946, Cygnet Bay Pearls is Australia’s oldest cultured pearling business.
It is also open to the public and therefore a great place to visit when you are in the Kimberley.
Located 220 kms north of Broome WA, Cygnet Bay Pearls
is located on the tip of the Dampier Peninsular.
|James Brown of Cygnet Bay Pearls holds ‘Big Bertha’ – a large Cygnet Bay pearl|
The Kimberley region of WA also boasts the world’s largest tropical tides - providing both a beautiful and harsh landscape.
In the 1970s the Browns introduced WA’s first modern diving equipment to the local pearling fleet, along with the first high-tech fibreglass pearling lugger.
And for those familiar with Broome’s Shinju Matsuri Festival - or ‘Festival of the Pearl’ - the first ‘Shinju Queen’ (or Queen of the Festival) was adorned with pearls donated by Cygnet Bay Pearls.
Also around that time, Cygnet Bay Pearls opened Broome’s first cultured pearl shop.
Cygnet Bay Pearls is proud to sponsor the Fremantle International Portrait Prize - and to help share the faces of the region’s characters to the world.
All proceeds from FiPP go to the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of WA, so get your entries in soon.
The FiPP competition closes on August 11, 2017.
Click HERE for details.