TAHITIAN PEARLS JEWEL OF THE SOUTH SEAS
Jewels of nature, greatly unusual,
Pearls of Tahiti Pearl Luxury
meet high criteria of expertise
The reputation of Tahitian pearls exceeds the borders of the South Pacific.
For many years, people have always been fascinated by this organic gem of the South Seas.
Golden South Sea Pearls
Tahitian cultured pearls have amazing qualities, one being of natural colors.
All the other pearls are color treated, polished or cut.
Tahitian cultured pearls are reknown for keeping the natural look they had at their harvest.
White South Sea Pearls
After each harvest, the pearls are sent to the classifying department where our team of pearl experts will classify the pearls following 4 main criteria: Shape, Color, Quality and Size.
The final shape of a Tahitian cultured pearl may vary according to the evolution of the nucleus within the oyster and many other factors that go beyond human control. The pearls can have a wide variety of shapes, many of which are unique and captivating. Even though perfectly round pearls are the rarest, many other shapes such as drops, ovals, or buttons are very popular as well.
The Tahitian pearl is distinct from all others because of its 100% natural colors.
Characterized by dark or light based colors, it sports a multitude of other shades reminiscent of the rainbow. Going from pearly white to surprising shades of powdery pinks, light green, lagoon blue, peacock, aubergine or even gold, the Pearl of Tahiti submits to the taste of everyone.
The more the surface of the pearl is clean and lustrous, the more valuable the pearls are. However even an excellent quality of pearl will have some tiny natural marks on the pearl, testimony of its authenticity.
The quality of tahitian pearls are graded by letters. Ranging from A- for pearls with a lot of imperfections to AAA+ for Top Gem that have no imperfections or very little.
The Maison Tahiti Pearl Luxury classifies its pearls using the AAA+ to A- grading system instead of the A+ to D grading system.
Tahitian pearls usually measure between 8mm and 14mm. Some pearls reach 16mm and very exceptionally 18mm. The diameter record is 22mm. Pearls that reach this extraordinary dimension are considered exceptional gems (whatever their color, their shape and their quality).
The size of a pearl is usually measured by a gauge, however, it is not uncommon for professionals to use a sieve to measure a large volume of beads. The size of the pearls is expressed in millimeters. For instance, a pearl measuring 8.4 mm will fall into the category of 8mm and the same for a pearl measuring 10.8 mm, it will be categorized in the 10mm.