Autore’s best pearl jewels, the result of a story that began 30 years ago. At the table ♦
Oil, tomato and a plate of pearls. Or, better, a plate of pasta, the typical Italian food, for the great pearl producers. Legend has it that this is how the professional story of Rosario Autore began, also thanks to Italian cuisine, in love with Australia and the spherical oyster products. But, obviously, also skilled in the kitchen. Over 30 years ago, according to the story, Autore put the Italian culinary tradition, his hobby, to good use in a dinner that allowed him to weave the necessary relationships to start the production and trade of South Sea pearls. , among the most valuable. And he probably didn’t imagine that he would become one of the largest pearl producers in the world.
After starting the cultivation of pearls, the Autore brand has also evolved as a jewelry manufacturer, with a proposal for collections that are not confined to the classic necklaces with a string of pearls, or to simple clip earrings, but also range to high jewelry.
Born in southern Italy, Rosario Autore learned the secrets of pearl trading and cultivation in Tokyo before moving to Australia at the age of 26. In Broome, Australia’s pearl cultivation capital, where he stopped and, thanks to that famous pasta dinner, he convinced some local producers to sell him pearls.
This is how the company’s history began in 2005. Now Autore owns and manages seven factories off the coasts of Australia and Indonesia. Each year it collects 300,000 pearls. He has also developed his own system of cataloging and evaluating pearls. The vast majority are sold, while about 4,000 South Sea pearls are used directly by the company, in the workshops where the jewels are made.