Tahitian Pearl Education

Tahitian Pearl Education

Tahitian pearls are the organic gems created by Black Lip oyster in sources. Tahitian pearls can be natural or cultured. These pearls were first cultured in the mid-1960s and gets their name from the trading post of Tahiti island. The black lustrous birthstone of June found is a rare catch in nature and historically remained desirable by royals, merchants, explorers and traders. Almost all the black pearls obtained today are from the cultured pearl farms.

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Why We Love Tahitian Pearl


Organic Gem

Pearls are not only nature’s creation but an organism and are the result of years of layer deposition. Their luster tells a story of years of biological activity.


Iridescent Luster

The incredible array of iridescent colors of almost the whole spectrum make us fall for this organic birthstone of June.


Symbolism & Meaning

Pearls symbolize sincerity and innocence, they are believed to bring truth and purity to the wearer.


Quality Factors



The Tahitian Pearl is known for the body colors of black and charcoal gray combining with the peacock or green overtone.



The sizes of Tahitian pearls can vary from 8 mm to 18 mm and on rare occasion can even be larger. They are the largest pearls in the world.



Luster is the glow that comes from within a Tahitian pearl through the nacre layers. By far, it is the most important factor to define the grade of pearls.



A perfect round shape is the highest grading score any pearl can fetch, however, other popular shapes drop, button and baroques don’t quite fall behind.



How is a Tahitian Pearl formed?
  • In nature, all the mollusks can produce pearls when a microscopic organism gets trapped inside its shell. In response to this foreign entry the mollusk starts to deposit layers of calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite. 
What is difference between cultured and natural Tahitian Pearls?
  • Tahitian Pearls are formed as a defense mechanism of mollusks when an irritant gets trapped inside the mollusk.
  • In case of natural pearls, the formation takes place naturally but it is not the case with cultured pearls, which are formed with the help of human intervention when an irritant is introduced in the mollusks.
Where do Tahitian Pearls come from?

Tahitian Pearls are grown in tropical lagoons located in French Polynesian Island chain and are exported by Tahiti.

How to take care of Tahitian Pearls Ring?

When it comes to Tahitian Pearl Ring, the simple rule of thumb is to wear them last and take off first. Use of hairspray, lotion or perfume can dull the luster of the pearl. After their use, wipe them with soft tissue or cloth before putting them back. The organic gem must be kept in soft cloth bag to help them breathe. 

What is a Tahitian Pearl certification?

The most common Tahitian Pearl Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an Tahitian Pearl in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much can a 1 Carat Tahitian Pearl cost?

On an average, a Tahitian pearl can fetch an average price of $200-$600 per carat.


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