Tahitian Pearls, also referred to as black South Sea pearls come from the island lagoons of the South Pacific, in and around Tahiti.
Black pearls are named after the oyster from which they are derived, the black-lipped oyster, found in the waters of the Tuamotus islands in French Polynesia.
They are the only pearl to achieve a black body colour naturally and are typically very large (9mm - 18mm). It is natural to assume all black pearls to be black - although mostly dark they come in a wide range of hues, including black, grey, silver, green, blue and purple, although the colours peacock and eggplant are much appreciated by pearl connoisseurs.
The title that the Tahitian pearl has achieved of being the “queen” of all pearls explains why they are one of the most beautiful varieties of pearls that are available on the market.