Paspaley Pearl Discovery Weekend

necklacesFriday, 06 & Saturday, 07 June 2014

Paspaley is the world’s leading South Sea pearl company, producing the finest quality pearls in the world. Behind the simplicity and singular beauty of Paspaley South Sea pearls is a journey that began more than 75 years ago on the remote and unspoiled coastline of northern Australia.

Paspaley’s involvement in pearling dates back to 1935 when Nicholas Paspaley Senior MBE, first collected mother-of-pearl shell in Australia’s northern waters. He established a family concern that has evolved to become the world’s leading South Sea pearling company. Paspaley South Sea pearls are much sought after by the world’s leading jewellery houses – from Cartier to Harry Winston.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of New Zealand’s iconic Huka Lodge, a member of the Paspaley family, accompanied by a team of highly-trained pearl experts will journey to the Lodge to host an intimate Pearl Discovery Weekend. Guests will be shown the finest pearls of the harvest, as well as a range of Paspaley’s finest pearl jewellery designs. Guests will be treated to a hands-on experience discovering the “five virtues” of the pearl, the traditional method by which all fine pearls are graded.

On the final evening, guests will be treated to an exclusive Strand Dinner where they will be adorned in one of Paspaley’s signature Australian South Sea pearl strands.  They will enjoy a menu showcasing the culinary delights of Paspaley Pearl Meat accompanied by wines from Bunnamagoo Estate, a winery owned by the Paspaley family located in the lush wine regions of Mudgee, New South Wales, whilst partaking in a masterclass with Huka Lodge Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt. 

This unique Paspaley Pearl Discovery Weekend is presented on a complimentary basis within our normal tariff, with lunches being the only additional cost.