Tahitian Pearl Culture
By JonJiang

Tahitian pearls, known as one of the most precious pearls in the world, are famous for their production near Tahiti in French Polynesia. Tahitian black pearls are difficult to cultivate, the process of culturing pearl shells is long and death-prone, and factors such as weather and water quality make the finished product very rare. These pearls are renowned for their large, smooth surface and colorful luster, making each one a unique work of art.

The main shell used in the cultivation of Tahitian pearls is the black-lipped pearl oyster. The first step is to implant a core (usually a small bead or shell fragment) into the shell. This core stimulates the oyster to encase it in a liquid called nacre, depositing layer upon layer until a pearl is finally formed, which usually takes several years. When the pearls are mature, the culturist will carefully harvest them. The pearls are then evaluated and categorized to determine their quality and value. Due to the harsh growing conditions of Tahitian pearls, it is not easy to get a good quality black pearl with large grains.


Tahitian pearls have long been a favorite of the high-end jewelry market, with their rich color and luster making them a popular choice among designers and jewelers. Tahitian pearls are often larger than other pearl varieties and come in a variety of shapes, including round, semi-circular, oval and irregular. This diversity allows for greater creative possibilities in jewelry design and the creation of unique pieces of jewelry. Preala's Tahitian pearls are carefully selected to provide you with the most sincere work, whether it is for your own use or as a gift.
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