Tahitian Pearls

Tahitian pearls were first introduced to international market in the mid-1970s; cultivated in the black lipped oyster (Pinctada margaritifera cumingi). The island of Tahiti is the center of commerce of French Polynesia, five island groups make up French Polynesia. A pearl is a Tahitian pearl only if it is cultured in Polynesia.



Tahitian Pearl Size
Tahitian pearls normally available from 8mm to 14mm. Average size 9mm to 12mm 
                 8mm 14mm               

Tahitian Pearl Shape
Round Near-round Oval Button Drop Baroque

Tahitian Pearl Body Color

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Black Gray Brown Blue to Green Purple Yellowish green

Tahitian Pearl Farm Map

French Polynesia is divided into five archipelagos; the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Austral Islands, and the Marquesas Islands. Tahiti one of the society islands, is the center of commerce for the territory. French Polynesia combines several elements that make it ideal for pearl farming: a population of pearl-producing oysters, a remote location that helps ensure clean water, and lagoons suitable for pearl farms.

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