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“a fantastic experience if staying near Senggigi!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom

Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Pemenang
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“a fantastic experience if staying near Senggigi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

This tours takes your through the intricate process of growing and harvesting pearls, they are one of few pearl farms to go from A- Z in their premesis. its true that their A grade pearls go off to Singapore and Australia to be sold at a premium price but at least you know what you are getting when you purchase from here, even if not A grade. she explained the efforts many stores go to to conceal the fact that their freshwater pearls have been dyed, or the pearl is fake and only coated.
the tourguide was fantastic, a girl, who spoke great english and we actually harvested a pear ourselves! they also let you pick an oyster and harvest the pearl and keep it for around $50 AUD, but it could be a good or bad one.
my husband ended up buying me some earings for only $90, ,they had some markings so weren't perfect but very shiny and perfect size so we were happy.
definitely book a tour through your hotel in sengiggi , its 180,000 IDR well spent!

Visited March 2014
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GuarracinoLombok, General Manager at Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Hello Damore06,
Glad you loved the experience and thank you for your review!
The beauty of pearls is that they come from a live animal and none are alike! Enjoy your unique pair of earrings!

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“A unique tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

This tour was recommended to us by Lombok Lodge where we were staying, and was only about a 15 minute drive from our hotel. It is close to most of the hotels in Sengigi too, and I would certainly recommend a visit. We learnt that Indonesia is the world's largest producer of south sea pearls and almost all are produced from hatchery reared oysters. The process was carefully explained from the rearing of pearl producing oysters to harvesting, with practical demonstrations, and yes, there was an opportunity to buy, but no hard sell.

Visited January 2014
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GuarracinoLombok, General Manager at Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Wanderluster,
Thanks for coming and recommending this experience to others, we love sharing the "pearl story" to visitors of lombok!
Regards,

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“Friendly and helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

The staff here were really friendly and helpful and they managed to quench my husband and my thirst on how oyster farming is done...they also were very polite and professional in helping us choose pearls within our budget....

Visited January 2014
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“Sort of ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

So, it's a pretty nice experience overall -- you get to see the pearl farm, you learn alot about the golden pearls. As an educational experience, probably 4 stars. If you want to actually purchase either loose pearls or jewelry, this is not in the top tier on Lombok. What I heard is that they send the best pearls to Australia for the retail outlets in Sydney and WA and so on, and have only 2nd to 4th quality at the Lombok showroom. This seemed true -- the quality seemed quite low. Again, comparing to 2 or 3 other sites, not great quality. But a nice experience overall.

Visited January 2014
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GuarracinoLombok, General Manager at Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Hello, Thank you for your visit we appreciate all comments and suggestions.
Our stock does vary quite a bit, depending on our harvests dates and what is happening in the market.

Glad you liked the farm tour!.

Regards,
GM
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“A great learning experience for jewelry enthusiasts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

I had decided to visit Autore pearl farm after a cursory search of things to do in Lombok. It was a fantastic learning experience with Ms Dia. She took us through the oyster breeding and pearl cultivation process in detail and was very patient in answering all my questions.
The visit certainly opened my eyes to the amount of work that goes into cultivating these gems and a new appreciation for South Sea pearls.
I would certainly recommend this visit to all who have an interest in jewelry or appreciate to learn about one of the native industries in Lombok.

Visited January 2014
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GuarracinoLombok, Manager at Autore Pearl Farm Tours and Showroom, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
So glad you enjoyed the tour! Bringing to light the enormous amount of work that goes into producing a pearls is our mission;
Thank you for recommending us!

Regards,
GM
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