Introduction to Tahitian Pearls
Black pearls or Tahitian pearls have been among the most prized gems in women's jewelry since explorers first saw natives trading them in what became the French West Indies, then Tahiti. Their large sizes and stunning colors, ranging from greens and blues through black and silver, make them exceptionally beautiful however they are set.
Naturally formed, these pearls are extremely rare. Only one oyster in the world creates pearls in this range of colors and sizes, the Pinctada Margaritifera oyster, which grows to an exceptional 10 pounds or more. Today, these pearls are cultured in lagoons off Tahiti, making it possible to protect the future of this once endangered oyster and to provide for the jewelry trade.
Brief about Tahitian pearl earringsEarrings made from the high quality Tahitian pearls we offer have extraordinary luster that will make them and their wearer stand out.
Traditionally, black pearl earrings have had conservative designs focused on the pearl itself. Today's quality pearl earrings offer a much wider range of design options to satisfy every woman's fashion interests.
Types of Tahitian pearls used in earringsBoth round pearls and irregularly shaped ones are used in Tahitian black pearl earrings. Various drop shaped pearls make very appealing pendant earrings, using caps and ornaments to highlight their shape. Both baroque and circle baroque pearls come to the market from Tahiti and create elegant pendant earrings.