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Our Experience

Pearlston was founded in 1963 in Geneva, Switzerland.

One of the first trading companies in Europe to import cultured pearls from the Far East, the family business was led by Joseph and Raymond Chaya.

The two brothers quickly developed a specialism for and reputation as a leading global wholesaler of pearls of all types, qualities and origins.

For over 50 years we have served our customers with one of Europe's broadest resources of pearls, built with decades of experience travelling to the Far East in search of this exceptional gem.

During this time we have purchased pearls at the most prestigious auctions and pearl farms in Japan, French Polynesia, Hong Kong and Australia. We also follow closely all the major developments in the cultured pearling industry, with an expertise and enthusiasm that our customers know they can rely upon.

We are very proud to have stayed true to our heritage and to help our customers work with the beauty and diversity of pearls.

Today our business is led by Alex Chaya, Raymond's son. More recently Alex has led the expansion of our wholesale offering to retailers with a line of finished jewellery, with pearls again being the focus.

You will find full details of our pearl stock and many of these new jewellery designs on our website.

If you would like to view our prices, or make an order, you will need to register a trade account with us. For further information please contact us and we would be delighted to help you.