Treasures from the Deep
Our Managing Director Grant Johnston has over 25 years of Pearling expertise after joining the Australian Pearling Industry as a Pearl Diver in 1988.As a former Fisheries Technician and Fishery Officer with the New Zealand Fisheries Department he has developed his skills and knowledge over the years to become a Head Pearl Diver , Pearl Technician and Pearl Farm Manager.
In 1995 he researched the viability of establishing a Pearl Farm in Vietnam as a Pearl consultant to the Vietnam Fishery Ministry.After encouraging results from a Pilot Pearl Farm set up on the Island of Phu Quoc in 1996 he then formed the Phu Quoc Pearl Farm in 1998 under the Foreign Investment Laws of Vietnam. As the Managing Director of Phu Quoc Pearls Ltd since 1998 and a major shareholder he has developed this Company into a successful business and market leader in Vietnam .
He then formed the company Treasures from the Deep Ltd in 2012 to specialise in the design and production of Pearls and Pearl jewelry for sale wholesale , retail and online to the Global market.
Our Company only selects the finest quality pearls for handcrafting into exquiste designs by our Thai and Vietnamese artisans and all our products are made to the highest standards and quality controlled by our Gemological Institute of America Pearl graduate – Grant Johnston
✓ Passed the New Zealand State Services Dive Course in 1980
✓ obtaining a NZUA Advanced Scuba Diver Certificate
✓ Obtained a New Zealand Certificate in Microbiology in 1984
✓ Passed the New Zealand Inshore Fishing Skippers Certificate 1985
✓ Obtained the New Zealand Fisrhery Officer Certificate 1984-1986
✓ PADI Divemaster Cerificate 1987
✓ Passed the New Zealand Commercial Launch Masters Certificate 1987
✓ Gemological Institute of America – Pearl Graduate 2012
Current Project Development
Establishing a retail pearl jewelry shop in an exclusive shopping centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Research and development of a pearl farm in Cambodia