Black South Sea pearls are produced by the Pinctada margaritifera oyster, native to
French Polynesian Islands.
The growth period is approximately 18 to 24 months.
Tahitian pearls come in a mesmerizing array of colors, from silver to deep black, with shades of green, blue,
pink and aubergine. These pearls have become some of the most sought-after expensive pearls in the world.
Because of their vast color range, matching these pearls in to finished necklace is an enormous task requiring
thousands of loose pearls to create a single strand.
These pearls have an average size of 8 to 15mm, but some very rare gems larger than 18mm have been found.
The shapes are separated in round, oval, button, tear drop, baroque and circled.