We are quite new to the Pearl Guide, but have been reading the different forums and threads for a while now and decided it was time to get involved. My husband, Rusty, posted some comments in the Maeshori thread recently.
Our pearl farm is located on Turtlehead Island in Escape River, just 20km below the tip of Queensland in Australia on the east coast. The island is placed at the junction of Escape and Middle Rivers, where they flow into the Coral Sea, making it a very nutrient-rich system, perfect for growing South Sea pearls.
We have owned the farm for only two and a half years, and have just had our first harvest. We are really pleased with the results - a very high percentage of round pearls, and a high proportion of pink-tinged pearls in an experimental batch that were strategically placed in the river.
Please check out the link below to our webpage, and take a look at our farm blog for news and photos of our farm.
Rusty & Bronwyn Tully
Torres Pearls Pty Ltd
Far North Queensland