Tahitian Cultured Pearls
Tahitian pearls have a new palette of colorful options. These are known as Pinctada Magaritifera, which is now farmed not only in Tahiti but also the Cook Islands and other places in the South Pacific. Of, the most famous Tahitian pearls are the Black cultured pearls. But, Tahitian pearls are not only black, they are also available in wide range of natural colors form black to gray, brown, plum, or green. And the color is not monochromatic. Most Tahitian pearls also have iridescent overtones laid on top of the body color. Some combinations are particularly prized. For instance, eggplant Tahitian pearls have a purple body color with green luster. Peacock Tahitian pearls have green body color with magenta overtones.
Tahitian cultured pearls are larger than Akoya pearls, because oyster is larger. They range from 7 to 20 mm, with most of the production between 10 - 14 mm.
Unusual colors of Tahitian pearls are particularly fashionable, specially in strands of mixed colors. A bonus; they are less expensive than single color strands, which are difficult to match with the variety of body colors and overtones. After all, Akoya pearls can be bleached to make their color even, but Tahitian pearls colors are completely natural. Still, Tahitian cultured pearls strands in fine qualities will worth in the thousands of dollars.