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“I now know more about pearls”

Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Pemenang
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The only active pearl farm in Lombok offering pearl farm tours to visitors on the island. The full process of culturing a South Sea Pearl is shown and explained. See the surgical operation of the oyster as well as harvesting of the pearl.
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“I now know more about pearls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice tour and not too long. Gives a good insight into how pearls are produced. It obviously takes a lot of time and effort. I understand more now as to why good ones are so expensive. Tour took in everything from growing the oyster to removing the pearls years later. The guide was excellent and showed us all areas including the laboratory. Afterwards a brief showing as to the grading of pearls and how to look at them. Lots of nice pearls in the showroom, but a bit too much for us.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good education and shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The tour is brief and largely educational: fascinating for those unaware of how sea oyster pearls are made. The shop has a very wide variety of pearls available and the prices are not outrageous.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good tour and introduction to pearl farming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The tour was educational and a good introduction to pearl farming. Good for the children. Unfortunately the store had only a limited selection of pearl jewellery available for sale and very few with excellent quality.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne
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108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“New light on pearls.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Really enjoyed this very informative tour ($18)the complete process of 'making' pearls. Over one and a half hours in length it is a fascinating look behind the sences. Buying pearls from the showroom is very good value compared to other outlets , and there is absolutely no pressure.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This was a really interesting tour.
180,000 per person well worth it u are taken through all the stages of creating a pearl. Never had an idea how complex and time consuming this was. Really enjoyed it and no pressure at the end to buy anything.

Visited June 2013
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