Bewitching: Black Magic

Walk along the Exotic, playful side of life. Tahitian Pearls are considered the second most valuable commercially farmed pearls in the world and to me, they are bewitching. Many times these pearls are referred to as black, but they have a color range from light creamy white to silver, to green iridescent peacock and to deep black. Unlike black freshwater and black Akoya pearls, which have been irradiated or dyed, Tahitians come by their dark glamor like color naturally.

Beautiful Tahitian pearls are among the largest pearls in the world, ranging in size from approximately 8 mm to 18 mm. These pearls are bead nucleated making many of them round, or near round, with other shapes expressed in drops, baroques, button and circled pearls. When all other factors are equal, the round Tahitian pearls are considered the most valuable.

Interesting to note, while Tahitian pearls carry the name of the famous Tahiti Island, they do not come from Tahiti. Only the pearls from the Black-lip oyster farmed in French Polynesia may be call Tahitian pearls.

The Boris earring (above) was inspired by the mysterious Tahitian Pearl. These Tahitian Pearl earrings have a thick nacre that produces a glorious glow combined with a remarkable color range that appears regal. Wearing them can only transfer that exotic, magical feeling and who doesn’t want to feel regal!