Tahitian Pearls -Things You MUST Know

 Exotic black pearls from the Pinctada margaritifera or Black-lip pearl oyster, are more commonly known as Tahitian pearls also known as Black Pearls. Tahitian Pearls smolder with a rich blend of peacock green, purple, and gray overtones. Basically the Tahitian pearls are relative newcomers to the pearl world.  

Mr. Robert wan popularized the Tahiti pearl in the mid of 1900s with his New York based colleagues.

Unlike the more common pearl types, Tahitian pearls typically have a naturally dark body color. These pearls are the most expensive pearls in the world, Because of their vast color range.

How do they compare to other types of pearls?

Experts are considered Tahitian pearls are the second most valuable commercially farmed pearls in the world. Disparate of black freshwater and black akoya pearls, which have been irradiated or dyed, But the natural dark color you may found on Tahitians. Tahitian pearls are bead-nucleated, but unlike akoya pearls, the nacre is typically very thick. The thinnest range of Tahiti pearl is 0.8 mm, which is a depth that would be considered, in the akoya world, extremely thick.

What colors, shapes, and sizes are available?

Beautiful Tahitian pearls are among the largest pearls in the world, basically the ranging in size from approximately 8 mm to 18 mm. The beauty of Tahitian pearls, however, is not limited to their size, but their incredible array of iridescent colors. The Tahitian pearls have the full color spectrum. Black-lip pearl oysters have a rainbow-like mantle which exhibits all natural colors. You may wonder to know, these colors are expressed in Tahitian pearls in a magical way with colors shimmering over the surface of some of the best specimens.

Many of the Tahiti pearl is round, or near round, with other shapes expressed in drops, baroques, button and circled pearls because of its bead nucleated. But if you wanted to know about the most valuable size of Tahitan Pearls then we must say the round Tahitian pearls are the most valuable.

How rare and valuable are they?

Tahitian pearls were once the rarest, most valuable cultured pearls in the world. They are still much more valuable than freshwater pearls. This has brought market forces into play, and today, Tahitian pearls are now affordable to a much wider demographic. Fifteen years ago, a perfect strand of Tahitian pearls for $100,000 would have been considered a bargain.

Where do they come from?

Although Tahitian pearls carry the name of the famous Tahiti Island but they do not come from Tahiti. Tahiti is the main trading post for atolls that produce Tahitian pearls. The Black-lip pearls are found in French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, the Micronesian Islands, and even to some extent, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines, but only those grown in French Polynesia may be called Tahitian pearls.

Top 5 Advantage of Tahitian pearls

  1. Authentic tahitian pearls are exotic and precious
  2. Tahitian pearls aren’t all black, but come in a variety of darker hues
  3. Tahitian pearls are bigger than white pearls.
  4. Tahitian pearls are a stunning, grown-up style choice
  5. High-quality tahitian pearl jewelry keeps its luster for a long time


Tahitian pearls jewelry-

Tahitian pearls would be a great look for men in a cuff link or tie pin and a sophisticated choice in earrings or necklaces for women of all ages.


Tidal Band with Tahitian Pearl

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Sierra Cuff with Tahitian Pearl

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Tahitian Pearl Pendant

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Tahitian Pearl Earrings

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Cove Pendant with Tahitian Pearl

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Black Tahitian Pearl Stud Earrings 10-11mm

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Sand Texture Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold

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Tahitian Pearl on a Golden Cable Necklace

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  • Jeanie Vickers: March 24, 2024

    Looking for a buyer for my beautiful tahitian black pearl necklace, earrings and ring. All in excellent condition. The beautiful necklace is 19 inches with gold clasp. Ring has a large black pearl, surrounded by diamonds., and the earrings are matching studs.

  • Bhagyaratnam - The House of Pearls: September 20, 2022

    Tahitian Pearls are the rarest and most valuable pearls. They aren’t actually black, they have dark colors like black and they could be blue, purple, green, brown, or silver but never pure black.

    Thanks for this informative blog. It will help people to understand Tahitian pearls.

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