South Sea Pearls

South Sea Pearls

Deep beneath the surface of the South Seas, divers risk their lives each year to pursue a miraculous gem. The industry of pearl farming in Northern Australia is as miraculous as it is mysterious. We explore the well-guarded and delicate process of harvesting and cultivating the giant oyster, as divers, scientists, and technicians work tirelessly to produce nature's gift to humankind.

South Sea Pearls: Sneak Peek

Made by animals and coveted by humans, these precious jewels are now a risky billion-dollar industry.