Our iridescent black Tahitian pearl jewelry shimmers with subtle hints of green, purple and silver like the night sky. Found only in French Polynesia, Tahitian pearls are coveted worldwide for their unique celestial glow. Create a look that's out of this world with our Tahitian pearl earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Touch is the quickest and easiest way to tell if a Tahitian pearl is genuine. When you feel a genuine Tahitian pearl, it should be cool to the touch and warm up when worn. Costume jewelry pearls typically feel warm and can even have a sticky texture. Natural Tahitian pearls form in different shapes and sizes, while costume jewelry pearls look very uniform. Genuine Tahitian pearls also reflect light, unlike their imitation counterparts. Purchasing your Tahitian pearls from a trusted retailer, like us, will ensure your jewelry is as authentic as it is beautiful.
How do I take care of Tahitian pearls?
The first rule of gemstone care is to keep your jewelry clean. Wipe your Tahitian pearls clean with a soft cloth after you wear them. Deep clean them periodically with mild soap and water. Remember that body care products can damage your Tahitian pearls, so be sure to put them on last, and take them off first to protect them. Store your pearls inside a soft cloth bag to protect against scratches. We offer complimentary cleaning and repair services for all of our jewelry. Through proper gemstone care, you can wear your Tahitian pearls every day without concern.
How do Tahitian pearls get their color?
French Polynesia is the only place you can find natural Tahitian pearls, and they are one of only two types of pearls that are naturally colored black. The oyster that created the pearl determines its colorway. Tahitian pearls get their lustrous black color from the Pinctada margaritifera, otherwise known as the Tahitian black-lipped oyster.