The Autore Story
The Autore Story
AUTORE South Sea pearls are one of nature’s greatest gifts. Born in the intense blue waters of the South Seas, their entrancing luminosity reflects the light of the sun, the glow of the moon and the beauty of the waters that nurture them into being. Adorning some of Hollywood’s hottest, Autore Pearls have been spotted on the likes of Halle Berry, Scarlett Johannsson and Angelina Jolie.
Founded in 1991, The Autore Group is one of the largest South Sea pearl companies in the world. Autore provides quality-assured luxury jewellery and South Sea pearls right from the source.
From farming, grading, valuing, wholesaling, jewellery design and manufacturing to marketing, AUTORE is a dynamic, advanced and vertically integrated pearling group. AUTORE’s pearls are sourced directly from their South Sea pearl farms, owning and operating 10 farm sites. Harvesting in excess of 350,000 pearls per annum, the AUTORE pearl farms are situated on some of the world’s most beautiful coastline – from the crystal-clear waters off the North and Western coasts of Western Australia to the tropical islands of Indonesia.
The development of a comprehensive pearl grading system and valuation service, along with Rosario’s personal approach to business, earned the Group recognition and the respect of wholesale buyers, retailers and consumers the world over.
The Autore Group
The AUTORE Group headquarters are based in Sydney where South Sea pearls are graded by hand and eye in preparation for distribution to the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses and wholesalers. In addition to the preparation of loose pearl lots, 3000 South Sea pearl strands per year are assembled from Sydney headquarters, making AUTORE one of the largest distributors of South Sea pearls in the world. Autore Jewellery Design Division was established in 2001 as a specialist pearl jewellery design entity for the purpose of designing and manufacturing AUTORE jewellery.
Autore has played a key role in expanding the pearl jewellery market by designing directional and unique jewellery collections achieving international recognition. AUTORE branded jewellery is now sold across the world’s major markets including; the USA, Western Europe, Middle East, India, and South East Asia.
The AUTORE Group prides itself on being at the forefront in regards to jewellery design, researching not only jewellery trends but fashion, colour and textile directions too. The AUTORE team of designers, technicians and jewellery experts strive to create innovative and contemporary pearl jewellery. Under the highest levels of quality control, each piece of jewellery is designed specifically for pearls using the finest materials and craftsmanship. Each pearl is individually hand-selected for each piece of jewellery by skilled technicians who match the pearls to the hues and tones that will best suit the precious and semi-precious stones in each piece. The pearl is not an accessory to the jewellery; it is the focus of the piece.
Autore Jewellery collections are synonymous with combining spectacular aspects of nature as well as architectural heritage-inspired motifs. New collections are regularly designed, based on research and trend analysis in jewellery, fashion, interiors and colour directions. Autore also has a range of classic pieces which are the company’s best sellers and can be found in the Timeless collection. Within each collection, Autore has a range of pieces covering design and price points from Ready to Wear jewellery, to Couture, one-off and bespoke pieces.