Raw Pearls - In order to secure better bargains
for pearl purchases, the Man Sang Group's purchasing staff maintain
regular contacts with pearl farmers and suppliers in China, Japan,
Australia, French Polynesia and Hong Kong. The Group's management
and the purchasing staff meet regularly to estimate the market
demand of pearls. In addition to purchasing pearls from farmers and
suppliers, the Group also purchase pearls at international pearl
auctions held all over the world.
Cleaning & Sorting - Pearls are firstly sorted
according to their sizes, shapes, and other qualities by trained
Drilling – After sorting, pearls are distributed
to the staff for drilling the holes. The holes must be centered and
positioned very precisely to hide any flaws or blemishes.
Bleaching – Pearls are then put for bleaching. The
time of the bleaching process varies from a few hours to a few
months, depending on the techniques used, the conditions of the
pearls and the required results.
Polishing - Pearls are then polishing for better
Sorting -Polished pearls are sorted according to
their size, shape, color and luster into strands.
Stringing -Pearls are strung into strands of an
average length of 16 inches.
Grading - Strands of processed pearls are graded
and priced by experienced staff according to their size, shape,
color, luster, surface and quality.