The Black Tahitian Pearl is among some of the most beautiful in the world.
Tahitian pearls usually take around 2 to 3 years to be formed. They are formed by a technician inserting a nucleus within an oyster and this is cultivated for around 2-3 years when the pearl is removed. If after the pearl is removed the oyster is healthy then another nucleus is inserted to start the process over again.
Tahitian pearls come in a rang of beautiful colors and lustres. Lustre is the way light is reflected on the surface of the pearl and is one of the factors that determines the quality of the pearl. Other factors include the spherical surface being free of bumps and surface imperfections. Also the shape which can be
Drop (like a pear)
As well as other shapes.
Tahitian pearls are known for their iridescent quality and, although called black pearls, do in fact come in a rang of vibrant colors known as Peacock, Eggplant, Green, Blue and Magenta. Some of the most sort after are the iridescent peacock and cobalt blue.
Size is important also and very often determines how the pearl is going to be used.
Tahitian pearls are used in necklaces, pendants, rings and brooches. When buying Tahitian pearls do ensure that a certificate comes with the pearls to ensure the quality is as described by the jeweler or dealer.
In the final analysis how a pearl is used or accepted is very much a matter of personal taste and to find and enjoy the right Tahitian pearl for you will be a wonderful event.