What is Tahitian Pearl?

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The Tahitian Pearls are the natural gems formed from the black lip oyster. They are called Tahitian Pearls because these pearls are primarily cultivated around Tahiti. Tahiti is an island in the central part of the pacific ocean.

Tahitian pearls in bulk
Tahitian Pearls. Image from Wikipedia.

What Color is Tahitian Pearl?

Tahitian Pearls come in different colors that range from white to black. These pearls can have dark to light variations of green, pink, blue, silver and yellow. The dark variant of these pearls is more valuable. That is because the naturally dark variation of these pearls is unique among all types of pearls.

True black Tahitian pearl is extremely rare. It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful pearls in the world. Most of these so-called black Tahitian pearls are actually charcoal gray, silver or dark green. These pearls can grow to a size larger than average pearl size.

Cultured Tahitian Pearls come in various sizes, colors, and shapes. The shape of these pearls can include round, semi-round, button, circle, oval, teardrop, semi-baroque and baroque. When the pearl has irregular non-spherical shape, that shape is called baroque. See the below picture.

Baroque Tahitian Pearls

As these pearls have darker hues, they are usually called black pearls. But Tahitian Pearls can have different undertones and overtones of green, pink, blue, silver and yellow. In Tahitian Pearls, you can see any combination of mentioned colors or all of them.

Due to a variety of colors and shapes, Tahitian Pearls could be used with any kind of jewelry. That’s the reason they are so popular and valuable.

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