An increase in the number of pearl exports to European markets resulted in J Hunter Pearls Fiji winning the Fisheries Exporter of the Year at the 2014 Westpac Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards last week. The win adds to the recognition received in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Leanne Hunter of J Hunter Pearls Fiji said they had been exporting pearls since 2005 and had won awards in the past but it was great to be acknowledged. "It's great to be acknowledged for the value we provide as exporters of a high quality Fiji Made product," she said. "We are also very appreciative of our government's efforts to support exporters and the hard work done by Investment Fiji. Read the full article here
A comprehensive article written by Dr. Chris Barlow who recently visited our pearl farm to document how spat collection is a viable business for villagers in Vanua Levu. J. Hunter sub-contacts spat collection and harvesting jobs to rural youth and women’s groups around Savusavu and is proud to see the money they make from this […]
Our love for the marine environment, combined with our sustainable methods of farming and the support of the local community we work with to produce our pearls, is vital to who we are. Pearl traceability is an important tool we hope to use in the near future to pass our story on to the pearl […]
Buy local, definitely a hip way to get the best and stretch your dollars, as Anneli Rufus writes in the Huffington Post.
“My lifelong dream of someday seeing the South Pacific is partly fuelled by Gilligan’s Island, partly by visions of nacre. Fiji’s pearls, drawn from black-lipped oysters, ranging in hue from lustrous chocolate to midnight blue, […]
J. Hunter uses traditional methods of farming that have been adapted to our unique environment and people. Our philosophy is that pearling is a partnership between the farmer, the environment, and the indigenous people of Savusavu.
We constantly use the best science available to find better and more efficient ways of producing these rare and exceptional […]
A jewelry store’s pearl counter is a fascinating place. These enchanting gems have represented beauty and perfection ever since man discovered them in ancient times. They have been the subject of countless tales of history, beauty, myth and elegance.
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You don’t often hear the name J. Hunter Fiji Pearls in the same breath as the world’s leading luxury brands like Rolex, Bvlgari and the like.
So how did the small pearl company from a tiny coastal town on Fiji’s northern island Vanua Levu end up at BaselWorld, the world’s premier watch and jewellery show in Switzerland?
The answer is simple: due to the unique Fiji coloured pearls found nowhere else in the world.
Pearl farmer J. Hunter Pearls Fiji is steadily getting back on its feet after enduring serious losses from the devastation caused by Cyclone Tomas that hit the north and east areas of Fiji in March 2010. The hurricane wiped out the company’s pearl farm infrastructure, destroying its 2011 harvest. This marks the first time in eight years that J. Hunter Pearls Fiji has no pearls available for export.
Will real men wear pearls? Male model and reality television star Marcus Schenkenberg hopes so. Schenkenberg has partnered with German pearl specialist, Gellner on YOU ROCK by Marcus Schenkenberg a line of pearl jewelry for men. […]
Located on the southern shores of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second biggest island, picturesque Savusavu has for hundreds of years attracted visitors.
From the sailors who visited in the 18th and 19th centuries to trade for copra and the region’s rich harvests of sea cucumbers and more latterly, the hundreds of SCUBA divers eager to see first-hand the colourful soft coral and magnificent marine life that have earned this corner of Fiji a world-wide reputation.
But Savusavu today is gaining international prominence for yet another gift from the sea – the beautiful and very differently coloured pearls farmed by local producer J.Hunter Pearls which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Good news came to the pearl world with the results of J. Hunter’s third annual auction of Fiji pearls.
J. Hunter Pearls Fiji brought home stunning results given the state of the South Sea pearl markets. The J. Hunter team attributes this success to their commitment to staying the course originally laid out. Their concept started at the farm level by producing very special pearls of both color and size while making sure to benefit the Fijian fishing rights owners around their farms.