INDONESIAN SOUTH SEA PEARLS by Ingrid Sutardjo & Nunik Anurningsih
Pearls have been prized by mankind since ancient times. Now, the allure of this extraordinary miracle, an exquisite gem created by a living animal, is as strong as ever, judging by the multi-billion-dollar pearl industry. South Sea pearls—among the rarest of cultured pearls—are renowned for their soft iridescence, satiny luster, and generous size. And the most beautiful South Sea pearls are produced in Indonesia, which is itself the biggest producer of South Sea pearls in the world. Yet Indonesian South Sea pearls are hidden treasures, unknown to Indonesians and foreigners alike.
24 x 32.5 cm (portrait)