The Guaymas Pearl Farm
One of the most popular excursions in the Guaymas area is a trip to the Perlas del Mar de Cortez pearl farm. These pearls are grown in the indigenous rainbow lipped pearl oyster,Pteria sterna . Depending on a combination of genetics and foodstuffs, these pearls can range from a silvery grey and gold to black, green, blue and lavender.
Sea of Cortez pearls® are some of the World’s finest, thanks to their high quality and unique colors: opalescent gray, silver, true golden-bronze, olive-green, purple-violet, jet black, and always with varied overtones: such as rose, green, lavender and blue.
Sea of Cortez pearls® are some of the World’s RAREST Gems as well, thanks to our limited yearly production (less than 4,000 pearls per year) and our High-Quality Standards. Very few people in the World can actually possess such Gems. For many reasons if -among all known cultured pearls- there is one kind of pearl that deserves to be considered a TRUE GEM, that would be the Sea of Cortez Cultured Pearl®.
Find just the kind of pearl that fancies you.
Choose from a Rainbow of Natural Colors. If Life is about alternatives…why then only choose between Black or White? Just take a peek Here to see the wonderful jewelry that they sell with their pearls. This is a must stop and to own one of these special pearls. http://www.perlasshop.com/
This pearl farm is the first in the region that shows the possibility of continued commercial success and has stirred a lot of excitement. Begun in 2004 as an offshoot of research at ITESM, the company was subsequently acquired in 2005 by investors. The company now produces approximately 5000 pearls per year and these gems are considered to be some of the finest in the world.
Free, guided (in English) tours are available to the public hourly from 9am to 2pm on weekdays and from 9am to 11am on Saturdays. The farm is located in front of ITESM at Bacochibampo Bay. For those that want to bring home some pearls (and a lighter wallet), there is a retail outlet that is open 9am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri and 8:30am – 11am Sat. The store is located within the ITESM campus in the main building CECARENA.
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