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If you have never owned a piece of black pearl jewellery, you are in for a treat. Black pearls are redefining beauty, creating a stunning yet sophisticated addition to any jewellery collection.

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The Pearl Source Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Black Pearl Set

Black pearls and their mystique

If you have a taste for exotic jewellery and fashion, black coloured pearls are the gemstones for you. These enchanting jewels give you a mysterious look, creating an air of mystique. Naturally, black pearls are formed within the mantle under extremely rare conditions, making them unique. Generally, you'll only find two types of cultured black pearls being sold on the market today Black Tahitian Pearls and Black Akoya Pearls.

Tahitian Black Pearls

The only naturally black pearls on the planet are from the Tahitian family of gems. Black Tahitian pearls get their colour naturally and come from the French Polynesian waters.

Naturally coloured "black" pearls aren't black, but have hues of various dark colours, such as grey, purple, blue, or green, giving the illusion of black. The Tahitian's pearl colour is created by the tissue of its mantle, which is determined by the colours within the donor mollusc's shell. These gems will also display strong overtones of peacock, red, green, or eggplant (dark purple).

Tahitian pearls are generally about 9mm to 15mm large. Some cultured Tahitian pearls have been known to be as large as 20mm in size. The larger the gem, the rarer it is, making it even more valuable on the pearl jewellery market.

Akoya Black Pearls

Black Akoya Pearls are also popular in the jewellery market, due to their colours. However, these are not naturally black but have been permanently irradiated or dyed to take on the dark pearl colours.

Here at The Pearl Source, all of our black gems are high-quality cultured pearls. Every pearl we sell is certified to be a real, genuine gem. So, if quality black pearls are what you're looking for, you've come to the right online pearl jewellery store.