Tahitian pearls, as the name might suggest, are not solely grown and cultivated in Tahiti. Tahiti is considered the commercial centre but most Tahitian pearl farms are located in French Polynesia and beyond in to the Micronesian Islands.
Tahitian pearls are pearls that are grown in the black-lipped oyster named Pinctada Margaritifera. Tahitian Pearls distinguish themselves by their unique natural dark shades of colour. The shades vary from silver, charcoal or multi colours with a predominant green. The most beautiful Tahitian pearls are also known as “peacocks” and are characterized by their oily colour palette.
Truly black Tahitian Pearls are extremely rare and are known as one of the most valued and most beautiful pearls in the world. The near extinct status of the Pinctada Margaritifera in the early 20th century only enhanced their rarity.