ABOUT

Established in 1983, Rio Pearl is one of the premier pearl cultivators and jewelry
manufacturers in the world.

Our Philosophy:
To cultivate the finest South Sea Pearls in the world, while protecting the natural habitat of the Pinctada Maxima in the Mergui Archipelagos of Myanmar.

Design and Craftsmanship:
At Rio Pearl we strive to create exceptional masterpieces with pearls as the centerpiece. Pearl jewelry requires a rigorous pearl selection process, and is an art that we specialize in through years of experience.  Our jewelry is an homage to our Eastern roots, while also reflecting an European style of design and manufacturing. By combining nature’s most unique gem and a passion for beauty, we create truly one of a kind pieces of exquisite pearl jewelry.

MY STORES

1980

Johnny Cheng opens his first jewelry store at the Hyatt Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

1983

Second store is opened in Tsim Sha Tsui at the Ambassador Hotel. Rio Pearl starts wholesaling freshwater and Japanese Akoya pearls.

JEWELRY

1986

Main office is moved to Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, where it would remain so for the next 20 years.

1988

Rio Pearl joins its first jewelry exhibition in Hong Kong

2005

First factory is opened in Shenzhen, allowing Rio Pearl to turn their exquisite pearl into award winning designs.

2007

Johnny Cheng becomes the Founding Chairman of Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong.

2008

Main office opens at Railway Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui, along with its sister company Amigo Jewelry.

AWARDS

2010

HKTDC International Jewellery Design Excellence Award

JCK Jewelers Choice Award Winner

2013

International South Sea Pearl Jewellery Design Competition Gold Award

30TH ANNIVERSARY

2013

Rio Pearl celebrates its 30th Anniversary at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong.

AUCTIONS

2014

60,000 pearls were sold in Rio Pearl’s first private auction.

2016

Rio Pearl expands its pearl auction to twice a year, holding a Spring Auction and Fall Auction in 2016.  At our Fall 2016 auction, Rio Pearl achieved sales of 97% sold lots from a total of 273,601 pieces of pearl, among which 103,012 Myanmar South Sea Pearls and 170,589 Tahitian Black Pearls.