Tahitian pearls are one of the most unique, exotic and desirable pearls on the market today. They are unique in their natural dark exotic so called black metallic colour range. They range in colours from metallic silver, green, purple or blue overtone. Any combination of colour over tones, the Tahitian pearl is one of the most colorful pearls in the world today with their famous peacock, blue-green and eggplant purple over tones. The colours of these exotic pearls are completely natural and untreated in any way.
Tahitian pearls come from the warm waters of Tahiti and the islands of the French Polynesia and the only place where the Tahitian pearl can be found. The natural black colour of Tahitian pearls comes from the colour of the oyster's black lips. They are much larger than average oysters and are extremely unique and sensitive to the farming process. This makes the larger pearls produced extremely more valuable and rear.
The Tahitian’s oyster produces large pearls that can range from 8mm up to 17mm or sometimes larger, and can live for up to 30 years in the wild. Tahitian pearls are slightly smaller than the South Sea pearl and slightly larger than the Akoya.