The Group

Autore Story

AUTORE South Sea pearls are one of nature’s greatest gifts. Born in the intense blue waters of the South Seas, their entrancing luminosity reflects the light of the sun, the glow of the moon and the beauty of the waters that nurture them into being. Adorning some of Hollywood’s hottest, Autore Pearls have been spotted on the likes of Halle Berry, Scarlett Johannsson and Angelina Jolie.

Founded in 1991, The Autore Group is one of the largest South Sea pearl companies in the world. Autore provides quality-assured luxury jewellery and South Sea pearls right from the source. The Autore Group comprises of Clipper Pearls, the Australian Farming operation, PT Autore Pearl Culture, the Indonesian farming operation, and Autore Pearls the loose pearl and jewellery distribution.

From farming, grading, valuing, wholesaling, jewellery design and manufacturing to marketing, AUTORE is a dynamic, advanced and vertically integrated pearling group. AUTORE’s pearls are sourced directly from their South Sea pearl farms, owning and operating 10 farm sites. Harvesting in excess of 350,000 pearls per annum, the AUTORE pearl farms are situated on some of the world’s most beautiful coastline – from the crystal-clear waters off the North and Western coasts of Western Australia to the tropical islands of Indonesia.

The remarkable success of The Autore Group is testament to the innovative vision of one man – Founder and CEO – Rosario Autore. Rosario’s commitment to the industry has truly revolutionised the international wholesaling of South Sea pearls. Rosario has been involved in the South Sea pearling industry for more than 30 years.

The development of a comprehensive pearl grading system and valuation service, along with Rosario’s personal approach to business, earned the Group recognition and the respect of wholesale buyers, retailers and consumers the world over.

The AUTORE Group headquarters are based in Sydney where South Sea pearls are graded by hand and eye in preparation for distribution to the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses and wholesalers. In addition to the preparation of loose pearl lots, 3000 South Sea pearl strands per year are assembled from Sydney headquarters, making AUTORE one of the largest distributors of South Sea pearls in the world. Autore Jewellery Design Division was established in 2001 as a specialist pearl jewellery design entity for the purpose of designing and manufacturing AUTORE jewellery.

Autore has played a key role in expanding the pearl jewellery market by designing directional and unique jewellery collections achieving international recognition. AUTORE branded jewellery is now sold across the world’s major markets including; the USA, Western Europe, Middle East, India, and South East Asia.

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Autore Loose Pearls

The Autore Group’s Pearl Department is responsible for the grading, sorting and wholesale distribution of loose pearls to the international market. Known as the ‘engine room’ of the company, the Pearl Department was originally established to broker loose pearls on behalf of producers and later to value-add and produce pearl strands to supply mainly wholesalers and large jewellery houses. The Pearl Department provides cleaning, grading and estimation services to Autore owned farms and some other producers in preparation for wholesale.

Autore has an expertise in creating unique parcels and strands due to its expansive access to the rarity of gem quality and colour from different farms, blending and matching specific wholesale loose pearl parcels to suit individual buyer’s specifications.

Autore’s Pearl Department has a well-deserved and well-developed international reputation for providing unique high quality and innovative South Sea pearls and strands.

If you would like to enquire about purchasing wholesale loose pearls, please contact us at [email protected]

Pearl Meat

A sustainably sourced bi-product of South Sea Pearl Farming operations, Pearl Meat is the abductor muscle of the Pinctada maxima shell and is known for its aphrodisiac properties. With only a small quantity available on the market each year, Pearl meat is a sought-after delicacy in many countries, and is becoming increasingly popular providing a unique and unparalleled dining experience. Described the have a similar texture and flavour as abalone or scallops, pearl meat is known for its nutritional value and remedial benefits. After each harvest, Autore pearl meat is snap frozen and then sold to internationally recognised restaurants around the world.

If you would like to enquire about purchasing wholesale pearl meat, please contact us at [email protected]

Autore Pearl Meat is MSC certified sustainable.

Mother of Pearl

A wonderful bi-product of South Sea Pearl Farming, The mother of pearl shell is a sustainably sourced, natural material which is commonly used for a variety of items including buttons, furniture inlay, fashion accessories, jewellery, car paint, skincare products and home décor. Like the pearl, the Mother of Pearl shell is popular for its iridescence.

During the harvest months, Autore Mother of Pearl Shell is available for purchase. To enquire about purchasing wholesale Mother of pearl please contact us at [email protected]

Autore Mother of Pearl Shell is MSC certified sustainable.