Tahitian pearls are cultivated from the Pinctada margaritifera, better known as the black-lipped oyster. The designation Tahitian should only be applied to pearls cultured and harvested from the waters surrounding Tahiti and the other islands of French Polynesia. Colors can range from light gray, silver to black often with secondary overtones. Tahitian pearls can range from 8 to 17mm.
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- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Tahitian Pearl Colors
Countries of Origin
Tanzania, United Republic Of; Unknown; China; United States of America; Australia; French Polynesia
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