The Best Tahitian Cultured Pearls - Make a Smoldering Statement in Jewelry Designs Loose Tahitian Pearls for SALE
This Fancy Tahitian Cultured Pearl Displays Overtones of Pink, Blue, Gold, Green, Silver and Reddish Purple. It Has Very Good Luster and Slight Blemishes Distributed Over Less Than 10% Of The Surface. Tahitian Cultured Pearls have not undergone any treatments.
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NOTE: The carat weights of the Grade A, Sized From Cultured Pearl Oblong calibrated gemstones listed here are only approximate weights. The actual carat weight of the Oblong Cultured Pearl you receive can be more or less than the listed carat weight. Calibrated Oblong shaped Cultured Pearl Gemstones are based on dimensions, not carat weight.
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Tahitian Cultured Pearls
Tahitian pearls, often called “Black Pearls” are found in the turquoise-colored lagoons of French Polynesia in the South Seas. The Pinctada margaritifera mollusk produces these fine black pearls. Their opalescent black hue, shummeriing with peacock green, grey and purple overtones, makes a sensual, smoldering statement in jewelry designs for both men and women. Natural coloration yields shades of grey to black. Consistency of color tone is highly desirable with peacock tones demanding highest prices.
The Fascinating Black Lipped Oyster
The Pinctada margaritifera or “black lipped” oyster is a giant tropical mollusk that can live for 30 years in the wild, can weigh up to 100 pounds and can grow to reach over 12 inches in diameter. In the 19th century, free-diving Polynesians braved sharks, depths of up to 130 feet, and the physiological challenges of deep water diving to harvest the valuable mollusk. Although only one in 15,000 oysters produces a natural pearl, the inner shell was so popular with the European button industry that the resource was eventually devastated.
Cultivating Tahitian Pearls
Today, a complex cultivation process has resurrected the pearl industry in French Polynesia. The government has strict regulations to assure pearl quality. Pearls are now farmed throughout French Polynesia, Northern Australia, and the Marshall, Cook and Solomon Islands.
Tahitian Pearls Sizing
Tahitian Pearls are usually found in sizes ranging from eight to thirteen millimeters; sizes up to an exceeding 20 millimeters are sometimes discovered, but are quite rare and highly prized. Tahitian Pearls, like their South Sea cousins, come in a variety of shapes. As with South Sea Pearls, nacre quality is the defining measure of quality and value.
Stunning Jewelry with Tahitian Cultured Pearls
Single pearls set in cuff links, on a cord, or as a tie stud make a great gift for men who seek a sophisticated look with natural appeal. For women of all ages, few gems offer greater drama than strands of Tahitian Pearls, dynamic for daytime or evening wear. Used individually or in combination with white or golden
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