Broome is not necessarily the first place you think for jewellery. Pearls yes; but jewellery no! How wrong could you be as Broome is now the pre-eminent place for stunning pearl and diamond jewellery and has been for nearly 50 years. Broome has always been synonymous with pearls and pearling and the history of the town has its roots firmly planted in the pearling industry. The early pearling pioneers used Chinese and Japanese divers to collect the oysters and many of them perished in the early days.
There are two cemeteries dedicated to each group of divers and it’s surprising how many are buried in Broome. Their skill and sacrifice is widely acknowledged within the town and greatly appreciated. In the early days Broome’s remoteness and the tyranny of distance meant that few people visited the town and it was in essence a wholesaler of pearls to the major cities of Australia being Melbourne and Sydney. This is no longer the case as from 1960 the growth in the mining industry and tourism has seen Broome take its rightful place as the best place for pearl and diamond jewellery in Western Australia.
Broome Jewellery – What Are The Options?
Pearls – You would have to be from a different planet if you weren’t aware of Broome’s claim to fame as the pearl capital of the world. If you are shopping for pearls of any size, shape colour or lustre Broome is the place to be. If you can’t find the pearl you are looking for in Broome, then chances are you won’t find it anywhere. From gorgeous individual pearl rings to matching pearls necklaces that can take years to match all the pearls in the strand the choice is yours and you will not be disappointed.
Many jewellery shops specialise in pearls and there are shops from individual producers that display the pearls they produce. There are also jewellers who purchase pearls directly from the producers who use their skill and experience to find and match pearls. One such jeweller is Anastasia’s of Broome whose principal has a vast experience of pearls and is happy to share her knowledge. It is prudent when making any lasting purchase to be as fully informed as possible; quality jewellery is not exception. An expert can get you to consider many things you may not have thought of, such as material for the band, the setting, or how to highlight the pearl. There is another reason why Anastasia’s of Broome is a must for fine jewellery lovers due to their unique method of combining pearls with diamonds know as Lust Pearls. You are guaranteed never to see the same piece of jewellery anywhere else.
Diamonds – Broome is perfectly situated as a tropical holiday destination with warm weather all year round. Located in the north west corner of Western Australia the Argyle Diamond mine has been producing world class diamonds for 40 years. This is due to come to an end in 2020 with production ceasing and the supply of coloured diamonds being significantly reduced. Argyle Coloured Diamonds Review. Currently Broome is the pre-eminent place to view these extraordinary gemstones, both for jewellery and investment purposes. Wander the jewellery shops in Chinatown and be amazed and bedazzled at the array and beauty of these wonders of nature. Some people become captivated by them taking a stone, ring, or other piece of jewellery as a reminder of their visit to this remarkable part of the world. There really is nowhere like Broome!
Broome Jewellery – Conclusion
Broome as a holiday destination will be around forever due to its location and climate. It seems destined to remain the pearl capital of the world with crystal clear waters and one of the most sophisticated pearl production processes available today. It is the cutting edge of pearl production. So it will remain the “Go To” destination for pearls. With regards to diamonds, the classic white diamonds will always be available as they are less rare than the coloured Argyle Diamonds. If your preference is for a Pink Diamond then don’t delay. Over 90% of the world’s production of these beauties comes from the Argyle Diamond mine. With the mine closing in 2020 these opportunities will disappear. So pack your bags and take a trip to Broome to sample some of the most beautiful jewellery as well as having an amazing holiday experience.