Economic viability, environmental protection and social equity are the three pillars of sustainability, and both natural and cultured pearls are uniquely positioned amongst all other gems to be able to profess sustainability as part of their value proposition, alongside beauty and rarity.

Prepared by the CIBJO Pearl Commission, the purpose of the document is to outline the currently known environmental, social and economic benefits related to natural and cultured pearls. 

The document can be downloaded free of charge.