Pearls 101: Tahitian Cultured Pearls


Jewelry Basics


These cultured pearls come from a black-lipped oyster, and they are harvested in French Polynesia. That black pigment is responsible for the signature charcoal color this cultured pearl develops. Tahitian cultured pearls are expensive to produce because the oyster is particularly sensitive to the culturing process. 


Tahitian cultured pearls are known for their distinct black color with hints of pink, purple, blue, and green in their sheen. The look of these cultured pearls is often described as uniquely beautiful and exotic.