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Nothing matches the beauty and elegance of a Tahitian South Sea pearl. Its stunning colours make for incredible jewellery pieces, from earrings to bracelets and gorgeous strands.

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The Pearl Source Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Tahitian Pearl Set

The Colors of Tahitian Pearls

The natural colour of Tahitian Pearls comes from that of the black lip oysters. Although the black pearls are the most common, these gems also come in colour ranges from graphite to metallic silver. They feature overtones that are greenish, bluish, or purplish.

Tahitian Pearls are the only pearls that come in a full array of colours. That’s because the rainbow-like mantle of the black lip oyster has the ability to produce a “rainbow” of natural coloured pearls. Such beautiful, darker colours give these gems a magical look as their surfaces shimmer and shine in the glistening light.

Tahitian Pearls Value

Because black-lip oysters can grow to be over a foot in diameter, they tend to produce pearls that are very large and, therefore, very valuable. These are very sensitive oysters, which makes their culturing process a hit and miss. As a result, Tahitian Pearls are rare and expensive to produce. Jewellery featuring these gemstones is generally high-end, making them perfect gifts for weddings, graduations, proms, special birthdays, anniversaries and more.

Pearl farmers aim for creating perfectly round Tahitian Pearls. Yet, less than 10% of the harvested cultured pearls are round. Baroque cultured Tahitian Pearls are some of the most valuable, sought-after gems in the world. Their unique shapes and striking beauty make for incredible jewellery pieces.

Tahitian Pearls Origin

Don’t let the name fool you. Although produced in French Polynesia, the gems aren’t actually from Tahiti itself. The two main areas where the pearls are produced are the Gambier and Tuamotu Archipelago Islands. Pearl farmers nucleate the oysters with beads and let Mother Nature take over from there.

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