Dive into the Polynesian lagoons and discover the beauty of the Tahitian pearl.
THE TAHITIAN PEARL
The beauty of the Tahitian pearl results from what the most beautiful things that nature has to offer and thanks to a skilled labour for the complex and delicate work of the pearl culture.
The Tahitian pearl culture has started in the early 1960s in the breathtaking Polynesian lagoons.
WHERE DOES THE PEARL COME FROM ?
Tahiti Pearl is a cultured pearl that is grown exclusively in Polynesian lagoons, in the black-lipped oyster, otherwise called Pinctada Margaritifera.
Its formation requires the hand of man, this is the grafting stage. That is why its name pearl of culture. However, the rest of the process is fully natural and after 2 years the pearl can be harvested from the oyster. Hence, every pearl is unique !
The beauty of the Tahitian Pearl stems from what nature has most beautiful to offer us but also thanks to a skilled labour for the complex and delicate work during grafting and harvesting.
The obtaining of a cultured pearl is the result of an operation on the pearl oysters called the graft. This involves making a small incision in the pearl pocket to insert a graft and a nucleus (ball from a piece of shell)
Every pearl must stay two years in the oyster to obtain its unique color.
Once the oysters are cleaned, the grafter makes a second incision to take out the pearl or the Keshi (pearl without core). If the mother oyster is healthy and the grafter judges the quality of the harvested pearls satisfactory, the oyster is grafted again (surgraft) with a nucleus of the same size.