A pearl farm in Palawan, Philippines

Channels between the islands that make up a pearl farm in Palawan, are critical passageways for nutrient bearing water currents that feed the oysters.

Long lines carrying the baskets of oysters are visible from the air and are marked by buoys and fringing the islands.

Yellow buoys mark the location of hundreds of meters of long lines, from which baskets of oysters are hung underwater while they form their precious treasures.

As the global center of marine biodiversity, rich corals act as the vital breeding grounds for a host of aquatic life.

Vibrant corals flourish near pearl oysters baskets, far away from fishing grounds.

After each oyster is implanted with a nucleus that will hopefully become a pearl, workers systematically return the shells out to sea to be left undisturbed save for periodic maintenance, so that nature can work its magic.

Schooling Oxeye scads are found near the oyster baskets. They move as a large silvery mass beneath the surface, feeding on plankton and other nutrients carried by the current.

The oyster, a mollusk, is just one among many organisms that co-exist in a dynamic marine environment.

Human intervention in the life of a hatchery-bred oyster begins when the spats, now visible to the naked eye, are gathered from the spat collector, where they settled while still at larval stage.

The perfect partnership between man and nature gives birth to the miracle of a Jewelmer Golden South Sea pearl – a true wonder to behold.

The warm golden sun rises in the East, bestowing its majesty on this exquisite living gem.