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all about tahitian pearls

  • All about Tahitian Pearls

Some of the most sought after pearls found in nature, Tahitian pearls with various attractive colours are a rage these days. Once considered as the rarest and most valuable cultured pearls in the world, Tahitian pearls are now much more valuable than akoya and freshwater pearls.
Tahitian pearls typically have a naturally darker surface color as compared to other common type of pearls. These pearls have become some of the most expensive and most desired pearls in the world. Due to the vast color range, matching these pearls into a complete strand is a tedious task that require thousands of loose pearls to design a single strand.

If you’ve noticed that Tahitian pearls carry the name of a famous Tahiti Island, but these pearls do not come from Tahitian Island. Tahiti, however, is the post where the major trading of Tahitian Pearls produced in atolls is done. It may be interesting to know that the “Black-Lip” pearls are farmed in French Polynesia, the Micronesian Island, the cook Island but the pearls only grown in French Polynesia are considered true Tahitian Pearls.
This is because the Tahitian pearls are bead nucleated – most of these pearls are round, or nearly round, with different other shapes expressed in drops, button, baroques and round pearls. When all other shapes are quite equal, round Tahitian pearls are the most valuable and expensive.

French Polynesia is the largest exporter of Tahitian Pearls, making up more than 55 percent of the annual exports of the Country i.e. 20 million dollars .


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