Tahitian Pearls

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Tahitian pearls

The naturally occurring black pearls, also known as Tahitian pearls, are Exotic and dark pearls that look amazing. People with a peculiar interest in pearls have been wowed by their existence.

With many different shapes and sizes, these pearls have a different shade of color, making them more or less valuable. However, these Tahitian pearls are famous among people because of their naturally occurring stunning colors. With shimmer and rainbow undertones, this type is beautiful.

Moreover, Tahitian pearls have half a thick layer of nacre that makes it super difficult for the light to reflect onto the surface of the pearl. These are the kinds of parrots not found in Tahiti but can be found in tropical lagoons.

There is a lot more about the stunning Black Pearl, also known as Tahitian pearls, that will amaze you, even more, when you will know more about them. But for starters, you should know that these are the kind of parrots cultivated in saltwater Pearl oysters, especially the Pinctada margartifera oyster.

As amazing as the name of the oyster is, it is also the largest oyster for bearing pearls. Usually, these black pearls have a size range of 8 mm to 16 mm. You can even find a person that is a lot bigger than 16 mm, but that is comparatively rare. You can get a bunch of absolutely tremendous jewelry pieces made with these black glorious Tahitian pearls.

What are the popular Tahitian pearls undertones?

You must have known that Tahitian pearls are black but have some other undertones. The combination of colors makes them unique and beautiful. Do you know what are other colors make this even more stunning?

Let's find out the undertones that a pretty common in this kind of Black Pearl.

Classic peacock

The green shade of the Classic peacock shade is absolutely popular in this kind of Black Pearl. It is not only a mix of green colors but also has a hint of gold and Rose color. It is an absolutely beautiful hint that makes the overall look of the parallel even better. The green color is also very common. It is more like the emerald or the olive green color that gives a beautiful shade.

Blue and green combination

A combination of blue and green are the other two colors that are highly dominant and are common in this Black Pearl. The blue shades combined with the shade of black look tremendous. With the little reflection of light, the colors pop out even more. The aquamarine color that is a combination of blue and green, is also highly visible in this black pearl.

Dark blue color

Most of the time, you'll also find out that the Tahitian pearls have a dark blue undertone making it look like a midnight blue color pearl combined with a black tone.

Rose and Cherry tones

The two other colors that are highly common and can easily be found in these black pearls are the rose and Cherry undertones. The beautiful shade of eggplant purple and Rose make your Black Pearl even more beautiful.

Some other shades

Some of the Other less common Shades include silver and pistachio. Bronze shade can also be seen in some Tahitian pearls, but it is not so common.

What is the common size of Tahitian pearls?

As discussed before, this Black Pearl is available in different sizes. The most common variety of sizes include 8 mm to 9 mm. It is the average size. However, 15 to 16 mm pearls are also pretty common. But the most popular size of these Tahitian pearls is 9 to 10 mm, which is mostly used in jewelry options. 12 to 13 mm size is also popular among people, but it is difficult to find. Also, the greater the size is, the more the price will be. So you have to choose the dress size according to the budget you have.

What is the Tahitian pearls grading system?

The value of this Black Pearl is dependent upon different grading scales. Let's find out what these grading scales define.

A grade

The great black pearls have an annual yield of 3 to 5%. Whereas this category needs to be 90% blemish-free. It is used in earrings and pendants. The deep inclusions are not allowed, and the luster has to be sharp.

B grade

This B grade black Pearl has a yield of 30%. This B grade Pearl has to be up to 80% blemish free, and it is still used in earrings and pendants. One inclusion is allowed for this kind of Pearl. However, the luster and Shine level are high to medium level.

C grade

The C grade has a total yield of 35% annually. It has to be 60% blemish free whereas around 40% is blemished. It is still great for pendants in earrings, and this one is not so Shiny.

D grade

The D grade Tahitian pearls are available with 40% blemish free space. The annual yield is 35%, and these are the kinds that are very dull and do not have a great appearance. It is not Shiny and beautiful at all; therefore cannot be used for pendants and earrings.

How much do the Tahitian pearls cost?

The cost of these Tahitian pearls can easily range from $500 to $5000. It all depends upon the type and the grade of the pearl. If you are opting for the much more pure and beautiful Tahitian pearls, then you would have to pay quite a lot as compared to the C-grade Black Pearl. It is better that you do not purchase the D grade Tahitian pearls because it is not worth investing your money in, and it is not so valuable. Make sure whenever you are planning to purchase these beautiful pearls, you find out their real value and the looks of these pearls. It is also important that you talk to the experts whenever you are purchasing one.

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