The Tahitian Pearl has a vibrant hue and iridescence that makes it one of the most desired pearls for many women. From a timeless look to an iconic statement piece, this glamorous gem will forever be a favorite.
Emerging from the enigmatic embrace of the Pinctada Margaritifera, the Black-lip pearl oyster, Tahitian Pearls exude an exotic allure that sets them aprt from the commonplace. Unfolding in a mesmerizing array of naturally dark body hues, these pearls possess an inherant uniqueness that captivates the spirit of the contemporary world, rendering them both distinct & cherished.
A captivating tale of pearls in Polynesia unfurls in the pages of history, tracing back to the 1800s. Tahitian pearls emerge as the fresh stars in the luminary cosmos of pearls, their rise in prominence kindled as the mid-1900 dawned, guided by the visionary endeavors of Mr. Robert Wan from Tahiti.
From the heart of French Polynesia, these pearls embarked on a global odyssey, enchanting far-flung corners of the world with their exquisite allure.
Formation & Cultivation
Tahitian pearl harvesting unfolds in the embrace of May to November, a season adorned with nature's bounty. Between the realms of grafting and harvest, a journey that thrives for 18 to 36 months. With meticulous devotion, the nucleus of each cultured black Tahitian Pearl is cradled, nurturing a symphony of nacre growth until it reaches the cherished threshold of 0.8mm & beyond.
Color: Depths of graphite to metallic silver, with green, blue or purple overtones.
Size: Tahitian pearls grace the world's stages as some of the most generously sized pearls, encompassing a range that spans from approximately 8mm to 18mm diameter.
Shape: Come in variety of shapes (Round, Drop, Baroque, Keshi, Button, & Oval)
Lustre: Tahitian pearls stand uniquely as the sole gems adorned in a complete kaleidoscope of captivating colors on the surface with clear metallic reflection.
Once the pinnacle of rarity and opulence, Tahitian Pearls have evolved from their exclusive realm to now grace a border stage. While retaining their inherent value surpassing Freshwater Pearls, the landscape has shifted.
No longer confined to secluded atolls, the realm of Tahitian Pearl cultivation has expanded, ushering in market dynamics that render these treasures accessible to a wider spectrum of enthusiasts.
Top Grade Tahitian pearls
The most common Tahitian black pearl has a dark green body color, which is called "malachite green" commercially
.Pearl Science Laboratory naming the highest quality among the "malachite green" black pearls "Aurora Lagoon". It literally means a lagoon, The meaning of this name is that the bead layer of black pearls is rich in green pigments. This green pigment is very strong and makes the pearls show green color, like a lagoon in the sea.
When other conditions, such as roundness and flaws, reach the best standards, it is rated as Lagoon.
The picture shows a typical Lagoon black pearl, you can find that the luster of this black pearl is not only green. The outer circle is green, but the center of the pearl shows a very obvious red hue. This red hue is not actually called red in the pearl industry, but pink. Black pearls with this green outer ring and inner red hue are the most expensive on the market.
Aurora Malachite Green Max
The second grade of malachite green black pearls is called "Aurora Malachite Green Max". "Aurora Malachite Green MAX" is a specific name for the highest gloss intensity.In fact, there are quite a few that can be rated as "Aurora Malachite Green MAX", which is definitely less than Lagoon. Lagoon can not be green, but "Aurora Malachite MAX" must be green.
Aurora Malachite Green
The third grade is “Aurora Malachite Green” Compare to Lagoon, the surface will have light blemish, and the luster is not as strong as Aurora Malachite Green Max.Pearl Science Laboratory certificate can be in Japanese or English.