Cygnet Bay in the News

May 1, 2020

Good news story: pearl farming forges ahead despite turbulence of COVID-19

An Australian first: two different species of Australian pearls successful spawned by third-generation Australian pearl farming operation, Pearls of Australia....
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April 7, 2019

Broken Bay Pearls to open first ‘Shellar Door’ (a cellar door for pearls) in NSW

James Brown is chuffed. Comedian Shaun Micallef mentioned Cygnet Bay – Brown's pearl farm in Western Australia's remote Kimberley –...
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April 2, 2019

Shells, not pearls, were the real prize in traditional Aboriginal culture

The only pearl discovered in Indigenous archaeology was apparently spat into a rubbish pile; the shells, on the other hand,...
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October 13, 2018

Broken Bay Pearls joins Pearls of Australia marketing push

The Central Coast’s only pearl farm has joined a marketing venture which will emphasise the origin and purity of Australian...
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October 8, 2018

A Big Country: Aussie pearls industry rebounds

After a tough few years things are starting to look up for the Australian pearling industry in the Kimberley region...
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September 19, 2018

Pearl mistress

Alison Brown’s love for the Dampier Peninsula hasn’t wavered in 50 years. Read article excerpt here and purchase Outback Magazine: August/September...
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September 19, 2018

The Coast’s hidden treasures: Pearls

COAST: A free tourism and lifestyle magazine - a fresh look at the best of the Central Coast NSW that...
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September 19, 2018

Kimberley pearl farmer James Brown wants the industry to reveal the true origin of its precious gems

JAMES BROWN’S backyard isn’t like many others. Nor was his childhood. Nor is his future. The 40-year-old Kimberley pearl farmer...
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September 18, 2018

Akoya Cultured Pearl Farming in Eastern Australia

Cygnet Bay's sister farm at Broken Bay features in Gems & Gemology: The Quarterly Journal of the Gemologica Institute of...
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September 16, 2018

Cutting-edge science and 19th-century Japanese trade secrets behind groundbreaking WA pearl hatchery

After nearly 60 years, one of Australia's oldest pearl farms is celebrating its first harvest involving a combination of 19th-century...
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