Project Description

The practise of raising oysters to produce pearls started to appear in Vietnam in 1967 on Co To Island.  Today, from the northern province of Quang Ninh to the southern province of Kien Giang, there are four (4) main kinds of oysters that produce pearls: the P. Fucata Martensii (produces Akoya pearls); the P. Penguin and P. Margaritifera (produces black Tahiti pearls); and the P. Maxima (produces golden South Sea pearls).

Although hundreds of years ago, Vietnamese pearls were very famous; as recently as ten (10) years ago, Vietnamese pearls were still considered to be a potential resource that had not been properly exploited.  Pearls have been said to be a precious natural gift endowed to countries with the advantage of having a long coastline, like Vietnam.

Pearl Products