Philippines–home of the golden South Sea pearl–‘is very privileged but also endangered’
The country is, in fact, ‘the center of the center of marine shore fish biodiversity’—the equivalent of the Amazon rainforest
By: Cheche V. Moral
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Pearl farmers take much pride in saying pearls are the most environment-friendly gems: They grow only in the cleanest and nutrient-rich waters.
It’s no accident, then, that pearl farmers are some of the staunchest proponents of marine conservation and protection. Their livelihood depends on it.
Jewelmer, the homegrown jeweler known worldwide for the golden South Sea pearl, is one such entity. Marine conservation for this company goes beyond corporate social responsibility program; it’s a way of life.