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What You Need to know about Tahitian Pearls

Posted by Francesco Fellini on

Tahitian Pearls Black Tahitian pearls are the naturally colored black pearls from French Polynesia. Shimmering with colorful overtones of iridescent peacock, Aubergine (eggplant purple), shimmering silver and copper, chocolate, cherry, green and more, these black pearls come in a rainbow of hues to delight even the pickiest of pearl lovers. Cultivated in the warm tropical lagoons and atolls of islands in French Polynesia, black Tahitian pearls are striking and exotic. The pearls range in size from 8.0mm up to 18.0mm, with an average range of 9.0-13.0mm in size. Tahitian pearls are cultivated in the Pinctada Margaritifera black-lipped saltwater oyster, which...

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What You Need to know about Saltwater Pearls

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Saltwater Pearls Saltwater pearls include the Akoya cultured pearls grown in Japanese and Chinese waters. They range in size from 2mm (tiny) to 10mm (rare) and are usually white or cream in color and round in shape. Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines produce the South Sea Pearl – the largest of all the pearls. They range in size from 9mm to 20mm and can be naturally white, cream, or golden in color. Tahitian Pearls are interestingly not exclusively from Tahiti – they’re grown in several of the islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti. Their typical sizes range from 8mm to 16mm. These naturally...

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