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J Hunter Pearls Wins Exporter of the Year Award

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

J Hunter Pearls Wins Exporter of the Year Award2020-08-31T08:21:51+12:00

ACIAR Research: Oysters opening up opportunities for Fiji Communities.

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 […]

ACIAR Research: Oysters opening up opportunities for Fiji Communities.2020-08-31T08:21:51+12:00

Branded Pearls – The Next Frontier?

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 […]

Branded Pearls – The Next Frontier?2020-08-31T08:21:51+12:00

Sometimes “Shopping Local” Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls.

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, […]

Sometimes “Shopping Local” Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls.2015-08-19T02:11:08+12:00

A Unique Way of Farming Cultured Pearls

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 Unique Way of Farming Cultured Pearls2015-08-19T02:11:22+12:00

The Sky’s the Limit

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 […]

The Sky’s the Limit2020-08-31T08:21:51+12:00

Fiji Pearl Farmer Upbeat about Outlook

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 […]

Fiji Pearl Farmer Upbeat about Outlook2015-08-19T02:11:59+12:00

The jewel in Fiji’s pearl industry crown

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 jewel in Fiji’s pearl industry crown2020-08-31T08:21:52+12:00

J Hunter Pearls Third Annual Auction

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 […]

J Hunter Pearls Third Annual Auction2015-08-19T02:12:23+12:00